Just moved to a new place a few months ago and there is TONS of mold in the dishwasher air gap. Ive never had one before so I never thought to look inside to see what it was. I recently went to the doctor for breathing problems and she asked if I was exposed to mold. How do I clean it? could this mold be harming my health and is it getting mold in my dishwasher when I run it? thanks for any advice!
You can simply take it apart and clean it with bleach water. Most are usually designed for regular maintenance, bits of garbage can get pumped through there and may build up.
If this is a rental, I would ask my maintenance personnel to handle the issue, you might put yourself at liability if you reassemble it wrong and cause water damage.
Furthermore, I cannot say it would be causing you health issues. But if you have a healthy immune system, it is highly unlikely the small amount of mold in the kitchen is dangerous. Unless you are breathing regularly over the air-gap.