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3 Spots Where Mold Might Be Hiding in Your Home

Posted in Blog | Mold Inspection on August 15th, 2017 by Hunter Adams

Mold is a serious health hazard if it grows in your home unchecked. Unfortunately, it can be hard to spot until a colony has already established itself. To avoid the respiratory problems that come with breathing in mold spores, be aware of the places in a home that mold likes to grow.

The Basement

Mold loves cool and damp environments, which means the basement is a prime spot for it to grow. Because the basement usually isn’t connected to the HVAC system, it doesn’t get the humidity removal the rest of your home gets. Any leaks that occur in the basement will create a prime spot for mold. You might have to take a flashlight down there to find evidence of mold growth in the corners.

The Shower

Your bathroom gets extremely humid when you shower, and as the bathroom cools down and the water condenses, it creates a wonderful spot for mold to grow. Sometimes mold starts growing in your shower grout or in the corners of your bathroom. Ventilating your bathroom is a good way to prevent this problem. If you think you see something, call a mold testing company to check.

Inside Your HVAC System

Because of the heat exchange process that your HVAC coils create, condensation is a natural part of your HVAC system’s interior. Unfortunately, if your drain pan gets clogged or overflows, mold might start to grow within the system. Any extra moisture in there is a bad idea, but you’ll need to hire an HVAC technician to assess any leak problems.

If you think you see any mold, have someone come to test it. Keeping your house at the right humidity levels, cleaning regularly, and addressing any condensation issues will help prevent mold from growing. Be especially diligent when checking these common mold spots.