Where Does Mold Grow?
There are many places where mold can grow, and it can grow on almost any surface. Despite its common location in damp, dark areas, mold can also grow in other places. Here, we will discuss where and how mold grows in your home, and how you can prevent it from growing.
WHERE IS MOLD COMMONLY FOUND?
Bathrooms, basements, and attics are common places where mold grows. Airborne mold spores can attach to warm, moist surfaces. As soon as the spores come into contact with these surfaces, they can start to grow and spread rapidly. It is also possible for mold to grow behind wallpaper, in carpets, and on upholstered furniture.
A wet surface that has been left to dry can also grow mold. Among these items are books, clothing, paper, and cardboard. Wet items should be dried quickly and kept away from damp surfaces or areas. When food is not properly stored and left out in the open, mold can grow on it as well.
Here are some of the most common areas within the home to check for mold growth:
- Appliances- washing machines, dishwashers, AC units, and refrigerators
- Bathroom- Shower curtains, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers
- Kitchen- Sinks, food, microwaves, under sinks and in cabinets
- Basements and Attics
- Windows and seals throughout the home
- Mattresses and upholstery
- Fireplaces and chimneys
- Porous materials such as cardboard poxes
TIPS TO PREVENT MOLD
It is possible to prevent mold growth in your home by controlling the moisture level. By keeping the humidity low and using a dehumidifier, you can reduce the amount of moisture in the air, which can prevent mold growth. Using an air conditioner can also help keep humidity and temperature low, thereby reducing mold growth.
Regularly inspecting your home for mold is also important. Check bathrooms, basements, and attics for signs such as dark spots, musty smells, or visible growth. Take action as soon as you notice any of these signs.
The presence of mold can be a serious problem if it is not addressed in a timely manner. In addition to causing respiratory problems and allergies, it can also damage your home. Mold can be prevented by understanding where it grows and taking preventative measures.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF MOLD REMOVAL, CONTACT ALL DRY
Though finding mold in your home or business can be disappointing, All Dry is here to help. With nearly a decade of experience, we have been there for many clients and assisted them in the mold removal process, making it as stress-free for them as possible. With our IICRC certification, you can take comfort in knowing that we are able to handle any mold removal with the highest standards and safest practices. It is always recommended to work with mold removal experts when mold is found in your home. After having your property assessed by a licensed mold assessor, All Dry can be there for you during this time. Call us anytime to begin the mold removal process.