Household Mold Tips and Tricks
Mold spores, while often difficult to see with the human eye, are likely living in your home and workplace right now. Located both inside and outside, mold is fungi that thrives when moisture is present. As such, dark, warm, and humid regions are goldmines for mold spores to grow. A countless number of different mold types exist. In fact, there is actually an unknown number of fungi species, although experts estimate up to three hundred thousand or more mold species. Mold, also called mildew, is often found in the kitchen and bathroom areas of a home because these are moist regions.
While most people think about mold in regard to appearances and how its presence may alter the look of their bathroom or kitchen, mold can actually cause health effects. As such, it is important to be acutely aware of mold growth in and around your home in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. The following are some household mold tips and tricks:
- Check for mold often, as catching it early can save a lot of money in mold removal
- Mold test kits are often unreliable, so we recommend hiring a mold inspection company to do a thorough check
- Look for things like mold growth on walls and even foul smells
- Be aware of any leaks in areas like your kitchen near appliances and your bathroom near the shower or the toilet
- Check your air conditioning system for mold growth
- If your home has sustained any flooding, the likelihood of mold presence increases
- Leaky windows or roofs should be fixed immediately to prevent mold growth
Unfortunately, visible mold in your home can be an immediate turnoff for guests, as its appearance often looks disgusting. In addition, mold growth, if left untreated, can be a problem for the health of you and your family. In order to minimize or limit the development of mildew in your home or workplace, try to keep humidity low with a dehumidifier and ensure that ventilation is adequate. If you believe you are dealing with a mold growth issue in your home, contact our mold remediation specialists today to learn more about SERVPRO!