Would removing the back-board of cupboards help against mould/mold?
In our new (to us) semi-basement flat we have a relatively small condensation problem, generally behind cupboards... kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and wardrobes.
I'm thinking of removing the back boards for all of them, for the following reasons..
1 They are mould contaminated already
2 Not knowing if the last clean is working is worrying, this way it can be monitored easily
3 New mould can be attacked immediately, without having to move/dismantle anything
4 More air can circulate
What are the downsides of not having back to cupboards? Are they necessary, structrural or in any way important that I just don-t know about?