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Common Areas For Mold Growth Homeowners Should Know About

As you know, signs of mold in your home can be detrimental to your family, and the structure of your house. You should check areas where mold can grow regularly to protect you and the loved ones living in your home.

Mold is no joke, but can easily be prevented if you catch it before it spreads. Take some time a couple of times a month to check these areas thoroughly for signs of this nasty growth.

What Mold Looks Like?

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Mold can come in different colors, textures, shapes, and sizes. The colors can be black, orange, yellow, green, white, and blue.

In your home, you’ll most likely find black mold. Some black mold is toxic, some aren’t. If you can’t see the mold but have symptoms such as itchy eyes, headaches, fatigue, congestion, and headaches it might be behind surfaces.

If you can’t see it but you can smell it, I suggest you bring someone in or get a mold testing kit to see if this issue is present.

Fix the problem immediately with professional mold removal companies or mold removal products.

Keep an eye out on these areas where mold is commonly found.

Under Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks

Mold thrives in wet, humid, and damp areas. The cabinets under sinks can keep humidity in since the cabinet doors are usually always closed.

In your kitchens and baths, use exhaust fans whenever you can to prevent humidity or open a window and bring in the fresh air!

Check these areas regularly and get products such as mold killers or mold preventers.

Showers

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Sometimes homeowners will see little black dots on shower curtains. This is an easy fix, throw that shower curtain away and get a new one!

You also might see mold on the walls near a shower. If this is the case get a mold killer as I said above so that the spores don’t spread in the air or on the wall.

If the issue is too big to control on your own, bring in a professional. It’s better to attack the problem while it’s small than let it get worse.

Heating and Cooling Appliances

It may be difficult to know if you have mold growing in the vents of your heating and cooling appliances. If you turn them on and you smell mildew or a musty odor, there’s a good chance mold is growing in the appliance.

Blackmoldcontrol.com suggests using a HEPA filter in your air conditioning system as a good way to prevent mold. They also suggest investing in a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in the air.

Around Windows

Have old windows that let moisture in? Check around windows often to catch a leak before it lets in too much moisture! A smart investment would be to replace any windows that could be leaking or letting moisture inside your home.

Especially basement windows considering basements are more likely to be where mold resides.

Control The Mold

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The best way to control mold is to control the moisture inside your home. Like I mentioned above, a dehumidifier can help prevent mold in any room that is humid.

Whenever you can, use an exhaust fan! Homes usually have these fans where water is normally used.

There are products that can kill small amounts of mold. You will want to attack it while it is small because if it gets too big, it will be costly.

If you need to, bring in a professional mold remover before it becomes too big of a problem! Keep your family healthy and safe by preventing and getting rid of mold at first sight.

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