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3 Common Places to Find Mold in Your Home

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 3 Common Places to Find Mold in Your Home A burst pipe heavily affected many walls in this room. When it was left unattended for a few months, mold colonies grew exponentially.

Mold spores are everywhere—both in and out of your home. These spores aren’t often an issue, however, until they come into contact with moisture and begin to grow into colonies. Once this growth occurs, the colonies produce more spores and begin to consume the organic surfaces they reside on. Because moisture is essential for this growth, there are several places that commonly have mold growth.

  1. Window Sills. You’ve probably seen it before—moisture on your windows. As a result of condensation, water often collects along windows and drips down to the window sill. Unless this is addressed or dried consistently, it opens the opportunity for mold growth to occur.
  1. Bathtubs. Bathtubs are one of the most common places to find mold. Water—logically—is ever present, and when bathrooms are not well-ventilated, the moisture does not escape, which gives mold exactly what it needs.
  1. Location of Recent Water Damage. Water damages can occur to anyone—pipes burst, water heaters leak, toilets overflow, etc. But unless these damages are quickly addressed and properly handled, they can encourage mold growth.

Mold growth can be concerning, but it can be quickly remediated with the help of a professional mold remediation company. If you have or suspect you have mold, call SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties today at (828) 396-1070!

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