Mold infestation of a home rarely happens overnight. There are normally signs to look for in a variety of likely locations. Below are five of the common areas to find mold growing in your home.
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms of the house. There are generally several sources of water, which carry an increased risk of leaks. The tiniest of water leaks will add up over time and provide the right conditions for mold to begin growing. The ceilings, bases of sinks and toilets, as well as bathroom tile are the most likely spots to begin noticing mold.
Kitchens and Laundry Areas
Kitchens and laundry areas are heavily used areas, but they also can go many hours without anyone entering that space. It is perfect for the development of mold, especially in cabinets and behind appliances. Always check the seals on the refrigerator. Mold loves to hide in the folds of the rubber material. Washing machines should be cleaned thoroughly at least once per week. Give this area immediate attention if your newly washed clothes have a musty smell.
Basements and Crawlspaces
One of the most common areas to find mold and mildew growing is the dark, damp confines of basements and crawlspaces. You should do a visual inspection every few months. The internal air of the home is often vented straight from these areas. Have an expert do an inspection if anyone in the house begins to suffer allergy symptoms that refuse to go away.
The attic space is directly beneath the roof. Any small leaks in the roof will lead to mold growth in your attic space. Small holes made by nails can be all you need to start on a path towards a mold infestation in this area of the home.
Darkness and the ability to grow undisturbed is what mold loves about closet areas. Avoid giving mold the opportunity to grow by not piling clothing on the floor, rotating items frequently, never placing damp clothes, or coats inside and looking for tell-tale signs of mold along the base of walls and ceiling.
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