Top Three Places to Check for Mold
Mold is odorous, unsightly, and even dangerous to our health, and it can show up very quickly. Knowing where to look and what areas are most vulnerable can help keep you a step ahead of a mold issue.
Here are the top three areas to check regularly for mold growth in both home and business:
BATH AREA. Most bathrooms are cleaned thoroughly at least once a week, this is the perfect time to check for mold. Look in the least traveled areas, such as corners of the linen or storage closet, behind the toilet, under the sink. If there have been any leaks in these places in the past, these areas are in danger until they are fully dry. If you detect a brand new leak or drip, have it corrected immediately. You can invest in a dehumidifier for your bathroom, as well, and that can be a great tool in the fight against mold.
KITCHEN/BREAK AREA. The rooms of your home or business that are used for food prep are often as busy as the bathrooms, and water is a big part of that usage, of course. 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 laundry room. This room in your home 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 elements present that will encourage the possible establishment of a mold colony. Enlist help to pull the washer and dryer out from the wall regularly and make sure the areas behind them are clean, dry, and disinfected.
Other areas to keep an eye on in your home and business: hall closets, garages, storage units, warehouses, and basement areas.
SERVPRO of Huron and East Seneca Counties is always here to help you with any issues related to mold and its remediation. Large-scale cleanups after flooding and fire are our specialties, as well. Call us at (419) 443 1790.