PLACES TO CHECK FOR MOLD GROWTH IN YOUR HOME
Do you know where to look for Mold? Just hearing the word can cause us all to cringe. It’s odorous, unsightly, and dangerous to our health. And it can show up so fast that it can be shocking! The top three places to look and check regularly are the Bathrooms, Kitchen and Laundry Area. Please practice preventive measures, it can help avoid mold and give you a peace of mind.
The bathroom. Since we all know that mold likes water. Water is everywhere in a bath area. Most bathrooms are cleaned thoroughly at least once a week, and these times are great for checking for mold. Look in the least traveled areas, such as corners of the linen closet, behind the toilet, under the sink. If there are, or have been, any leaks in these places in the past, these areas are in danger until they are fully dry. You can invest in a dehumidifier for your bathroom, and that can be a great help.
The kitchen. Another area of your home that has a lot of water, and it is used more than any other area in the house besides the bath. Keep an eye out for spills and leaks and clean them up immediately to ensure that they are not attracting mold spores, which are always in our air and cannot be removed. The trick is not giving them a place to land and settle!
The laundry room. This room, since it has large appliances, also has nooks and crannies that are not cleaned as often, since no one ever sees them. Add to that the humidity in the air and possible unseen leaks or drips, and you have a recipe for the establishment of a mold colony. Get help to pull the washer and dryer out from the wall regularly, and make sure the areas behind them are clean, dry, and disinfected. Make sure spills are cleaned and dried right away, as well.
Other areas to keep an eye on: hall closets, your garage, and/or basement.