There are many places in your home where mold can hide. Part 1 of this blog series noted that in the basement, in potted plants, and within your air ducts (for which duct cleaning services are beneficial) are all places where mold can hide and thrive. Here are a few more places to watch for mold: Sneaky Places Mold Can Grow in Your Home
The plumbing in your home is a common place for mold to grow. In order to keep things dry, ensure you have a good ventilation system and keep the humidity down. If you notice that the pipes or shower walls have any mold on them, make sure to clean up any leaks immediately. A dehumidifier will also help keep humidity levels down if they seem high in your bathroom. Ensure you contact your local mold removal company if you notice that your plumbing or any other areas of your home are impacted by mold.
On & Under Floor Mats
An unsuspecting place where mold can grow is under floor mats in your home and in cars, trucks, boats, garages, and RVs. Floor mats that are placed in areas that retain high levels of moisture, such as in the bathroom near the shower or in the kitchen, are especially susceptible to mold. Regularly care for the rugs and assess the area for mold frequently to minimize the risk of mold growth.
Under the Sink
One major area to watch for mold is under the sink. Be extremely mindful and vigilant about checking under your sink for a leaking pipe; water could be dripping from your pipework and could be causing water damage under your sink. This is a prime breeding ground for mold, as mold grows in dark, damp, humid areas. The bathroom & kitchen sinks could be concealing a significant amount of mold growth, so ensure you regularly check under your sink for leaks. If you do notice a leaking area under your sink or anywhere in your home, contact your local mold remediation company to assess your home. You may also benefit from water damage restoration services.
Within the Carpet
Carpet is a breeding ground for mold. The fibers of carpet give it a humid environment where mold and mildew can thrive. When you walk on a carpet, the moisture from your feet accumulates in the fibers of the carpet and gives mold a chance to grow. Carpet retains a significant amount of moisture, so it’s important to regularly vacuum and clean the carpet, and promptly dry the carpet if it’s impacted by water or other liquids. If your home has incurred flooding, it’s important to contact the pros to assess your carpet and perform water damage restoration and mold remediation services.
By knowing about the areas of your home where mold is most likely to grow, you’ll be better equipped to prevent the growth of mold in your home. With some careful inspection and diligent repair, you can keep this hazardous fungus from causing problems for your family’s health. Don’t hesitate to contact Clean Air Restoration, your local mold removal company in Shoreview MN. We also offer several other services to help keep your home clean and healthy. Contact us today to learn more about mold remediation in Shoreview MN, and watch for Part 3 of this blog series.