Most Common Places for Mold in Your Home
Mold damage is all too common for South Florida homeowners. Thriving in damp areas, mold growth can occur in dark spaces with minimal air circulation. In South Florida, rainy seasons bring moisture that can get trapped in areas of your home, eventually causing mold growth and a number of potential issues. First and foremost, mold growth in your home can be a health hazard for you and your family members. When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation.
Being able to recognize mold presence early on is critical to addressing the problem right away. Therefore, it is important to be aware of some challenging areas of the home to be on alert for mold growth. The following are the most common places for mold in your home:
- Shower floors and corners of shower walls
- Ventilation ducts
- Below kitchen sink
- Under carpets that have become wet
- Under or behind refrigerators
- Below bathroom sink
- Walls near plumbing
- Near air conditioning unit
- Near window sills
The garage and attic are also problem spots for mold growth in Florida homes. Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, so contacting professionals to assess the damage is very important. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Hollywood / Hallandale / Aventura is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Hollywood community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.