Mold in your home is never a good thing. For starters, it’s unsightly. Then there are the people who have allergies or other respiratory issues threatened by mold. And even to people who don’t have these issues, mold sickness is a real thing. So make sure a professional is called in should you notice any mold growing in your home. As far as where to look for mold in the home? This article has you covered.
“It's easy to think you have to fit some kind of mold.” - Camila Mendes
Want to know where to look first for mold? There are some definite, surefire places you can find the mold in your home. Unfortunately a byproduct of having damp conditions in your house can spring mold seemingly (and sometimes literally) overnight. So be sure to check out these areas of your homes and make sure everything’s clean.
- Toothbrush holder
- Bay windows
- Potted plants
- Dishes in sink
- Ceiling tile
- Around boilers
- Around water heaters
- Ducts and vents
- Behind wallpaper
- Old drywall
- Underneath carpeting
- Any area of your home that sees a lot of dampness
Under the Kitchen SInk
Unfortunately it would figure that the dampest place in the kitchen would be right under the sink. Even when your sink is working in perfect condition and does not have a leak, condensation can still form and drop off into the cabinets. If your kitchen cabinets are made of wood, that’s a breeding ground for mold. So this would be the first place to check for mold in the home.
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Because your bathroom is definitely a place where humidity and moisture can collect, it’s almost a surefire bet that mold will be growing somewhere that doesn’t normally get cleaned. Even the most thorough of germaphobes might miss something like in between the heating vents, which are warm enough to support mold. Checking the nooks and crannies of your bathroom is one of the best ways to find the mold in your home.
Unfortunately older toys, especially ones that are made of fabric or have cloth, can very easily grow mold in storage, especially when exposed to moisture. So make sure to check up on the old toys in the attic, and if the kids have moved out, now might be a good time to “lose” some of them over the years. Of course, the exception is the antique section of your attic, which might prove to be profitable with just a little bit of maintenance. In either case, a mold inspection would definitely help. They can start testing for mold in-house immediately.
This one may surprise you. Paper is made from wood pulp, which unfortunately mold spores love to eat. So if your filing cabinet sees a lot of heat and/or humidity, it’s entirely possible that spores are happily growing on the paper. Furthermore if you’re wondering, “can you get sick from mold in your house?” The answer is demonstrably “yes.” So be sure to have any areas of your home affected by mold damage remediated as soon as possible.
Appliance Seals Drip Pans
Here’s a little known place where mold likes to collect. Under certain appliances, such as a refrigerator, washer, or ice machine, there may be a drip pan that collects condensation. This pan can largely go unnoticed by most homeowners, and therefore simply collects moisture and water for an extended period of time. This in turn can lead up to some mold growth. Although the mold can resemble a grey/black color, consumers should know that “black mold” is just a buzzword, and not an actual form of mold.
Finally on our list, your windows are perhaps the most vulnerable to mold growth, especially when the indoor and outdoor temperatures vary greatly. So in winter and summer be sure to check and see if the glass has condensation forming anywhere around it, usually on the bottom of the pane. That’s where to find the mold in your home.
Are you afraid there’s mold in your home? Get your home professionally inspected and then get that mold removed. Get a free estimate today!
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