Top 7 Areas Mold Is Growing In Your Home!
One of the first signs that you have a mold problem will be a “musty” or “mildewy” odor. The next step is to determine where the smell is coming from. The seven areas listed below are some of the most common areas in a home where you will find mold. Other visual clues to look for during your investigation of these areas include: buckled floorboards, discolored carpet, new water stains on the ceiling or wall, and/or actual visual growth such as black specs.
Mold Area #1: Bathrooms and Kitchens
The most common area where you will find mold is under the sinks because of leaks.
Mold Area #2: Appliances
Another potential source of leaks are your refrigerator, dishwasher, and washing machines. Check behind and under the appliances for mold.
Mold Area #3: Roof
If you notice water stains on the ceilings, then your roof could be leaking which will cause mold if the leak is not repaired.
Mold Area #4: Windows
If you have condensation in the home, you will likely find mold on the window sills and around the windows.
Mold Area #5: Basement
If there is high humidity in your home, then check your basement and other areas of the home for mold.
Mold Area #6: Closets
Leaky pipes, high humidity, and other sources of moisture can result in hidden mold in your closets. If there are boxes in the closet, move them and check the walls and floor for mold.
Mold Area #7: Crawl Spaces
Moisture in your crawl space will cause mold to grow.