mold growth

Common Places to Check for Mold Growth

Introduction

Mold is a part of a wide variety of microorganisms that encompass fungi and yeasts. They grow and multiply at high speed, creating mycelia and spores along the way. Mold isn’t just a danger to your health; it is also a sneaky substance. It likes to grow up in dark places where you may never think to check. 

How does mold grow?

Mold grows when we provide it with the moisture and nutrient it needs. In these cases where there is not enough ventilation to extract moisture, it accumulates inside the home. Some 

mold grows in the presence of high humidity; others can appear even if you do not see water. 

Here are a few places you should check in your home from time to time for mold growth;

under your kitchen sink. 

Under your sink, you may not notice a small leak in progress; these leaks can cause water to leak into kitchen cabinets beneath the sink. When you clean this water, wet stains may remain in your cupboard leading to mold growth. 

In addition, condensation can occasionally form on the kitchen pipes, creating moisture that attracts mold. So, it would be best if you keep these areas in mind when cleaning your kitchen. Don’t forget to move around and look under cleaning supplies if you keep them there.

Under your bathroom sinks

 Bathrooms are humid environments that contribute to the possible growth of mold. Bathroom sinks are one place in your home that you should check for mold because leaks in this area can go unnoticed. Every time someone stores something on the bathroom sink, they might leak water into the enclosed space, creating moisture that enables mold growth. It would help if you cleaned these areas with a dry cloth to keep the molds at bay.

Check your closets. 

This is especially true if you have children. Your closet may seem like a dungeon. Maybe they threw away a backpack that was wet from a camping trip or wet slippers after playing outside. Adults are also not immune to this, and someone can keep their wet gym bag in a closet. Mold could be hidden in your closets, which is a situation that needs attention. Breeding these mold spores constitutes a health hazard, something you should keep out of your bedroom. So, when cleaning your closet, you want to keep an eye on these things.

Check your basement. 

Basements are usually dark and often damp — two things that love mold. Be sure to check the corners and around the items you store in the basement. When you notice molds in your basements, you can call experts to remove them instead of personally removing them since they have the proper equipment to carry them out safely and effectively.

Contact Mold Doctors For Mold & Germ Remediation Services

If you see mold or suspect that mold is growing in your home, mold remediation should be applied to ensure that your home or business is free of mold or toxins.  Reach out to us today for a free quote or call us directly at (508) 534–9091. We are proud to serve Yarmouth, Dennis, Barnstable, and the rest of Cape Cod & South Shore Area.

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