Where Can Mold and Mildew Hide? | SERVPRO of South Atlanta
Mold is an issue no homeowner hopes to run into, but mold is everywhere.
When rooms are not properly ventilated, there is a chance you may run into a mold problem at some point. Mold grows fastest during humid seasons like the summer, and it loves to hide in the darkest corners of your home. Of course, this isn’t the only place mold can hide; sometimes mold can be hiding in plain sight.
Mold can pop up in some of the most commonly used areas of your home. Detecting it starts with knowing where to search for it before it becomes an even bigger problem.
Here are some of the most prevalent areas you can find sneaky mold growth:
In Your Bathroom
We utilize water in our bathrooms every single day, so it’s no surprise mold can pop up here! A bathroom that isn’t properly ventilated can lead to a serious mold issue in areas like your shower, your toilet, or your walls and floor.
Opening a window or placing a fan in your bathroom can help this area stay properly ventilated and combat excess moisture.
In Your Kitchen
Heat is used in the kitchen to prepare meals, but this heat can lead to high levels of humidity. This humidity combined with the moisture used in appliances such as your fridge or sink can lead to mold growth.
Check places like your kitchen sink, leaky pipes below the sink, and your fridge or cabinets for moldy food that should be disposed of to keep mold at bay.
In Your Attic
Your attic is one of those rooms in your home that you may not visit often, so mold growth can go undetected once it develops. Attic mold is a common household issue that is created by excess moisture.
Inspect your attic regularly for mold near insulation, vents or on your roof where a leak could be present.
In Your Basement
The basement is another room you commonly will find mold development. The basement can be a particularly moist room with little ventilation, so you could find mold growing near your windows, around leaky pipes or near a foundation leak.
Consider using a dehumidifier, and have any foundation or pipe leaks corrected to prevent further damage.
Within Your Walls and Ceiling
Mold can hide under the wallpaper on your walls and on your ceiling, keeping you oblivious to its presence. The best way to detect this invisible mold problem is by keeping an eye out for any condensation, discoloration or earthy odors.
These can all be warning signs of mold development within your walls and ceilings.
If you detect mold growing inside your home contact us today. Our team at SERVPRO of South Atlanta can quickly remediate the problem. Our team can inspect and eliminate any mold growth to leave your property mold-free.