Most Common Places to Find Mold

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Imagine discovering mold in your home that may have been there for a while. That’s a scenario no one wants to imagine nor experience in reality. Unfortunately, many people do find mold in their homes. You may find it gross, but mold is more harmful than something unsightly. It can make you sick and damage your home or belongings. Preventing significant damages to your house, items, or health means checking a few locations regularly for the presence of mold.  

You May Find Mold in Your Basement

Basements are often damp, dark, and cool, which is good for mold growth and bad for homeowners. Check your basement for any leaks, as even the slightest moisture can create an environment for mold growth. When you discover a leak, you must seal it immediately. Good airflow can also prevent growth, as the moisture will be less likely to sit stagnant for long. 

If you find mold in your basement, it may be best to have a professional look at it for removal. You can take steps to remove the growth, but it can be dangerous and difficult. Should you choose to rid your basement of existing mold on your own, adhere to safety protocols for your health and wellbeing. 

Check out the Bathroom

Bathrooms are warm and moist spaces that can easily have undetected mold growth. Although you likely spend time in your bathroom each day, mold can grow in unseen locations within the room. Your ceiling, walls, behind the toilet, under the sink, and other spots can easily grow mold. Given the difficulty of seeing some of these areas, a mold problem can become far worse if it is not taken care of quickly. 

Appliances that Use Water Can Have Mold

No one wants to think that the dishwasher or washing machine is a moldy mess, but it is possible. These appliances can have trapped water in hard-to-reach areas, creating an ideal environment for mold growth. Looking under appliances and in nook and crannies to detect mold could save you many health problems. 

Take a Look in Your Attic

The attic is often a buffet for mold because of the storage of paper products and moisture from the roof seeping in. Unfortunately, homeowners do not generally spend time in their attic cleaning. However, the need for a dry, clean attic could save people a lot of trouble in the future. Preventing mold growth is far easier than removing it. 

Which Spots Go Unused or Uncleaned?

Do you use your crawlspace often? It’s not likely, which means it could house some mold. Vents and ducts are much the same. Think about the locations in your home that you don’t spend any time in. Even an unused closet could host mold. Determine the possible danger zones and put those areas on your list to clean a few times per year.

Roy’s Restoration Can Help with Your Mold!

If you have found mold in your home, a professional like Roy’s Restoration can be beneficial. We can handle your mold problem efficiently with the necessary knowledge, skills, and equipment. Roy’s Restoration is also a great source of information in preventing mold growth in your home. Contact us today! 617-607-3399

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