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Top 4 Places To Find Mold in Your Home

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a person wearing a maks is spraying mold found on the roof Sometimes roof leaks are subtle and can cause mold growth.

It is not uncommon to find some levels of mold growth in houses. No homeowner should want any level of growth in their home, but it is sometimes difficult to find the underlying causes for the problem, and sometimes, homeowners do not even realize there is a problem. Therefore, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the top four hiding places of mold, so you can have a remediation company in Ogden, UT, come over to inspect these areas.

  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen

4 Places Where Mold Hides

1. Basement

Basements are notorious for having a musty, moldy smell, which can sometimes leave a homeowner’s guard down because they assume the smell is typical. The lowest level of your house, however, is the most vulnerable to high humidity levels and mold development. You most likely have exposed pipes, sump pumps and furnaces in the basement, which all contribute to the high moisture content in the air. Mold thrives in humid environments.

2. Attic

Do you know if you currently have a roof leak? Sometimes, leaks are subtle and go unnoticed for months. Attic leaks can lead to significant mold growth because people do not go into their attics often. You also should consider attic ventilation to reduce the risks.

3. Laundry Room

The laundry room is a moisture haven. The washing machine and dryer lead to high levels of humidity, and if you have a mechanical closet with a water heater, that only adds to the issue. To reduce your risks, try installing or using a dehumidifier, and perform water damage checks often.

4. Kitchen

While the use of fans and hood vents helps to remove excess moisture from the air in kitchens, you should still be cautious and observant. Any small leak or unsealed food items can lead to the development of mold.

While mold growth can be overwhelming for any homeowner, vigilance is key to prevention. Therefore, keep watch over the moisture levels in the areas listed above, and contact a remediation company to assess your home.

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