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Top Five Places You’ll Find Hidden Mold

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO a call if you notice mold growing in your home.

Mold can be an unsightly blight, but you won’t always find mold growth in easily spotted places. To curtail mold growth in your Jackson Township, Ohio home, you need to know the top five places to search for hidden mold — and how to keep those places clean, dry, and mold-free.

1. In Your Walls

The number one place to check for hidden mold is in your walls. If you find mold on the walls in any spot, even in hidden crevices such as under sinks, it’s likely you have mold growth inside your walls. Moldy drywall is one of the worst culprits for spreading mold.

2. In Your Ceilings

If there’s mold in your walls, there’s likely mold on your ceilings. Check for mold growth and keep a close eye out for any damp or dark spots that may hint at a mold infestation.

3. Under Your Carpet and Flooring

The moment it gets wet, carpet becomes a breeding ground for mold. But you can also find mold on wood flooring, particularly older or rotting flooring. Laminate flooring, too, is a prime culprit when mold growth can take place on the undersides of the tiles. The mold feeds on the glue and any moisture trapped there. Avoid this by keeping your flooring dry and clean.

4. Behind Furniture

Where furniture presses against walls, you’ll find dark crevices that trap moisture and create ideal conditions for mold to breed. Pulling out your furniture to clean can give you a great opportunity to watch for these types of infestations.

5. In Storage Areas

Basements, closets, and other storage areas are a haven for mold. Not only are they dark and cool, ideal conditions for mold growth, but they often suffer from water leaks that go unchecked and unnoticed for long periods of time. Even worse, they’re often filled with cardboard boxes and clothing — organic matter that mold loves to feed on. Visit http://www.SERVPROnorthweststarkcounty.com for more information on mold. 

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