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03/01/2021
There are areas in your home that are more vulnerable to mold growth than others. Learn what the most common places for mold development are in this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA.

Mold is a nasty little fungus that's relentless and annoying. Not only that, but if left untreated, it can have serious consequences on your home, your belongings, and, more importantly, on your and your family's health. For that reason, you must be on the lookout for it, so you can eliminate it early on and keep it from becoming a huge, expensive, dangerous problem. As you're aware, mold needs moisture to thrive, which is why it's smart to look to the high-humidity areas in your home to find it. To learn where you're likely to find mold growth in your home, continue reading the post below.

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Where to Find Mold at Home

On Your Window Sills

Condensation occurs when the moisture in the air comes into contact with a colder surface, like your windows. Droplets form and create the perfect environment for mold to develop. To prevent mold growth in this area of your home, you should do a good job of wiping down your windows regularly and to keep them dry. If possible, try to ventilate your home to keep air moving around.

Inside Walls and Wallpaper

Your walls, even if they seem dry, can also harbor mold. This is because it's common for plumbing to pass behind your walls, and if there's an issue with it, you can expect mold to appear shortly thereafter. Inspect your walls and wallpaper. Notice if there are visible, odorous, or palpable signs of mold development on them. If there are, remember that mold can be a symptom of a plumbing problem, so get a professional team to help you fix it as soon as possible.

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On Your Carpeted Floors

While your carpeted floors offer comfort, warmth, and style, their material can also make it easier for them to develop mold (especially if you don't clean them every other way or if you allow them to remain wet/damp for some time). To prevent carpet mold, keep your floors clean and dry. If you suspect that mold may be developing, lift the carpet tacks and peel back the top layer. This way, you'll be able to see if there's mold growth on the padding.

On Your Basement and Attic

By now, we've already mentioned that mold loves humidity quite a few times. So, what that piece of information in mind, it's easy to understand why mold is commonly found on basements and attics: they're moist and rarely well-ventilated. That's why it's imperative that you keep your home in mint condition. Make sure that there aren't any leaks in the foundation or ceiling and that the plumbing installations are well-maintained. Also, be sure to clean and check them often.

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On Your Bathroom

It's no surprise that mold is commonly found in the bathroom, as it's probably the most humid place in your whole house. It's prevalent to find it on the tiles and the shower curtains, though you can also see it on the sink, gutters, etc. To keep bathroom mold away, you need to clean it often to kill any mold spores in the air. You should also pat it dry after each shower and leave the door and window completely open so it can breathe. Likewise, be sure to fix leaks, clogged drains, and other water-related issues.

On Fridge Drip Pans

Last but not least, you can find mold developing on the drip pans in your fridge. This is a very hidden place, but it can gather a lot of moisture. Plus, the fact that the area isn't well-ventilated and that there's food around increases mold development chances. Once again, it's recommended that you clean your drip pans and your fridge regularly so you can kill off the mold fungus. Also, have the refrigerator serviced every so often, so it can run effectively for longer.

Mold growth can become a real issue in your home. Nip it in the bud with help from Walker & Frick Construction Co. Call 804 282 128 for mold remediation and professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.