Where to look for Mold in the Home

Mold is a common problem found within thousands of home every year. Scenarios range from mold growth found in small cracks of the corner of the room to taking over entire basements and attics. No matter where mold is found it is a major nuisance within the home. Aside from molds disgusting appearance and odor, it is also known to cause a number of health related issues. Health complications can range from allergies and asthma to bleeding lungs and even cancer. However, many people do not notice mold growing within their home until it has been there for months or even years.

It is important to take the time to check your home for mold growth a few times a year to make sure there is no unwanted growth. For this reason it is important to know where to look for mold.  The most common places to find mold damage include basements, garages and attics. The reason that mold is often found in these areas of the home is because they are often related with water damage or moisture. Mold needs a source of water in order to grow, therefore where there is water in the home mold is often close behind.

Other areas within the home that you should check for mold on a regular basis include bathrooms, under sinks, laundry rooms, dishwashers and refrigerators with water dispensers. Often times there are water leaks or dripping from appliances that will allow mold to take root within the home.

If you should have the unfortunate incident of finding mold within your home it is important to have it removed quickly to prevent any health problems. Mold damage companies have trained professional to thoroughly remove all mold from your home and fix the source of the mold growth. Take the time to call a mold restoration specialist to restore your home back to normal, before the mold continues to spread.

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