Humidor Woes...Mold!

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    Default Humidor Woes...Mold!

    ok so I hadn't opened my humidor in probably a month because I was traveling and realized I left a moist sponge in the humidor now on one side of my humidor I have black mold. Does anyone know how I can get it out? I've tried some lysol with mold killer on it but it's still leaving black stains. it's not the nicest humidor and I do have a backup but it was a gift and kept my cigars nicely until this mistake. Any help is appreciated.

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    I think that's it for the humidor. Sorry bud. I'd be worried about the cigars too. Black mold is no joke and makes people really sick. I feel like with how porous Spanish cedar is what ever chemicals used to clean it would mess up any cigars you introduced back into the humidor and they would have their taste ruined and possibly make you sick.

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    Agree with Eric. Time for a systematic purge

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    To get rid of mold you have to leave the humidor open until everything completely dries out. This can take a little while because Spanish cedar soaks up so much moister. Once everything is dried out, the mold will just brush out. Then you have to re-humidify the humidor which will take about a week, again because Spanish cedar absorbs so much moister. You don't need to trash the humidor by any means, but you got about 3 weeks to a month before it will be up and operational again.

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