While mold is often visible along floorboards, tiles and ceilings, there are a number of other areas where bacteria plagues. When you notice black dots along the surface of your home or experience signs of wheezing, coughing, sneezing or respiratory issues, these are clear indicators that mold is infesting your home or office.
There are ways to control mold but unfortunately, growth is inevitable. Understanding where mold commonly grows is a good start to taking preventative measures.
The bathroom is generally hit with the most amount of mold as the areas around the toilet, shower and sink lock in moisture. Since moist areas are a breeding ground for mold, it’s crucial to constantly check these areas for indicators of mold. In most cases, people are not aware of the issue until they experience allergies, begin a renovation project or a certified inspectorlets them know.
Attics that have not been properly ventilated or have experienced leaks or drain tile issues usually build up mold. Condensation forms in the attic during the winter months, creating an opportunity for mold growth. When mold seeps into the attic, the integrity of the roof is at risk leading to thousands of dollars in repair.
Older homes are prone to mold growth in the basement, especially homes that are poorly sloped or have cracked foundations. These are major factors that contribute to moisture and creating mold. When mold grows it can infect furniture, photos and other items that are commonly stored in the basement.
Mold doesn’t just stop at the bathroom, attic and basement. It can appear almost anywhere in the home that is prone to moisture. These areas include:
- Window Frames
- Laundry Room
When you are experiencing mold in your home, contact the professionals at AirPro Environmental Solutions. We have over 20 years of experience providing mold testing and removal services to Massachusetts & New Hampshire.