Where Does Mold Hide?

The Most Common (And Often Missed!) Areas for Mold Growth

The presence of mold can cause an inconvenience, and a medical hazard. It is always wise to check for mold growth in your home and address it promptly to prevent it from spreading. Here are some common places that mold might be found in and around your house:

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The Bathroom

The damp environment of a bathroom is perfectly suited for mold growth. Moreover, if your bathroom does not have proper ventilation, mold is even more likely to grow and thrive. So, before you look anywhere else, check your bathroom. Pay careful attention to the shower and bathtub, sink and toilet, walls and floors.

The Kitchen

There are several places for mold to grow in the kitchen. Check the areas in or around your kitchen sink, refrigerator, microwave, stove, walls, and floors. Don’t forget to check for mold on window sills. You’ll also want to be mindful of messy garbage cans. Remember to clean up any spills and put away leftovers – don’t leave them to sit overnight. These things can attract mold like moths to a flame.  

The Bedroom

Can mold really grow in the bedroom? The answer is “Yes!” Some places to check for mold growth in a bedroom are the mattresses, on or near the windows, and inside or around the air conditioner.

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The Living Room

The living room is another common place for mold growth. From food in the cracks of furniture, to indoor plants with damp soils, there are many areas where mold can easily make a home. Some places to check are couches, drapes, indoor plants, and fireplaces.

The Garage

Are there piles and piles of junk – Christmas decorations, bikes with flat tires, tools and boxes – collecting dust in your garage? Have you ever checked these unused piles for mold or even water damage? It is easy to let the garage get cluttered, but in that clutter you could be allowing a mold problem to develop and not even know it. Might be worth a look!

Easy Ways To Prevent Indoor Mold Growth:

  • Install a proper ventilation system.
  • Control indoor humidity.
  • Keep your space clean and dry.
  • Dust regularly.
  • Organize & declutter.
  • Invest in mold-resistant materials.
  • Inspect for leaking pipes & water damage.
  • Repair water leaks quickly.

Mold Remediation in North Florida

There are so many places where mold can hide inside your house. If you suspect that mold is growing in your North Florida home or business, it’s time to ask for help! As a professional mold remediation company, TCB EnviroCorp has years of experience removing and eradicating mold.
Contact us today to schedule a mold inspection or indoor air quality testing!