Where can mold pop up in your home?
Mold is very insidious. It strikes slowly and silently without you ever the wiser. By the time you wise up to a mold infestation, it is already too late. Part of the problem in this is the nature of the mold. Mold grows from microscopic spores. These spores are everywhere in the air and environment. These spores latch on to dark, damp, and wet places and begin to grow. These places are often those we don’t frequent a lot in our houses. The mold thus gets to grow without interruption.
Mold can present all sorts of dangers to your health and to your house. That is why it is recommended that you should keep a watchful eye on the places where mold is likely to grow.
The Kitchen Sink
The kitchen sink is one of the favorite spots for mold. The spot under the kitchen sink, in particular, is where you will likely find mold. It is a warm and damp place which sees little light. The regular use of water also provides moisture. We don’t really bother looking or cleaning beneath the kitchen sink unless it is too late. You should always check this spot once in a while for mold and clean it thoroughly.
The bathroom is a practical vacation spot for mold spores. The bathroom has a warm and damp environment particularly if it is shared. Water is used everywhere from the toilet to the shower to the sink. This provides plenty of spaces for mold to grow. You should never leave the bathroom wet after using it and always wipe it dry. Bathrooms with no shower curtains get wet and provide opportunities for mold growth.
Regular cleaning and an exhaust fan can greatly help to control mold growth.
Filing Cabinets and Book Shelves
Mold grows readily on all organic and wooden substances. Paper is also made from wooden material. If the humidity in your area is high, you should keep a watchful eye on your books and papers. Books and papers can become ready victims to mold particularly if you don’t use them much. You might find a web of mold strewn across the pages of your favorite book the next time you take it out.
There are many chemicals available to ensure dryness in bookshelves and cabinets. Make use of them to prevent excess moisture. Silica gel packs are excellent ways to control moisture.
The space between the wall and wallpapers provides an excellent spot for mold to grow. It is dark and doesn’t get ventilation. Mold can grow rapidly if you already have seepage and water problems. There is no easy way to inspect wallpapers for mold short of tearing them down.
Call Service Team of Professionals (STOP) if you suspect mold in your house. Our team will perform professional inspection and remediation if need be.