Top Three Places To Check For Mold In Your Home
Mold is a very real threat in any home, especially if you live in an area of high humidity. It is unsightly and unhealthy and really difficult to manage once it has established itself. Your best bet when it comes to mold is to take preventive measures against it, but if it does show up a professional mold remediation company can help you to handle that situation. There are some places in any home that are vulnerable to mold, and we’re going to share the top three with you today.
Here are the top three areas to check for mold in your home:
Most people clean their bathrooms 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 closet, behind the toilet, and under the sink. If there have been any leaks in the past, these areas are in danger until they are fully dry. You can invest in a dehumidifier for your bathroom to help dry the environment out.
Keep an eye out for spills and leaks here and clean them up immediately to ensure that they are not attracting mold spores; these are always in our air and only need a humid spot to settle and begin a colony. Your refrigerator and/or dishwasher can spring small leaks as they age, so keep an eye on hoses and floors underneath on older models.
This room has large appliances involving water, as well as nooks and crannies that are often out of sight. Add to that the humidity in the air and possible unseen leaks or drips, and you have perfect conditions for the establishment of a mold colony. Pull the washer and dryer out from the wall regularly to ensure the areas behind them are clean, dry, and disinfected. Make sure spills are cleaned and dried right away, as well.
These are the top three areas in your home to check for mold; other areas that can develop issues are your hall closets, your garage, and/or basement. Staying on top of conditions in your home means you may never have to handle a mold issue.
SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is equipped with the skills and tools necessary to handle any issues related to water damage in your home or business, and we are mold remediation experts, too. Large-scale cleanups after flooding and fire are our specialties. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too. This franchise is individually owned and operated.