5 Areas that are Susceptible to Mold Growth
April 12, 2019 Comments Off on 5 Areas that are Susceptible to Mold Growth Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

All areas of the home are susceptible to mold growth because mold spores are practically everywhere. They come in on the shoes and clothing of people entering and leaving the house, but they don’t have to turn into a problem mold situation. As long as the resident of the home is diligent, they can keep the mold at bay. Looking for and removing moisture is the key to diligence. Here are five places to look at.

Susceptible to Mold Growth in Areas of Moisture or Humidity

Bathroom

This may seem obvious, but moisture and warmth are the perfect combos for a mold invasion. Where can you find that more than anywhere else in the home? The bathroom! In the shower and sink, mold thrives around grout and fixtures. Toilets can also harbor mold within the bowl or the tank. Anything that is a holder for wet devices such as a toothbrush holder is susceptible to mold growth. How can you prevent mold in the bathroom? Proper ventilation is the first step. If you don’t have a working fan in the bathroom, it’s time to invest in one. Otherwise, removing moisture is key, so keep it dry, and don’t forget to check under the sink.

Basement

If your basement is unfinished, then it is a constant temptation for mold to enter. Cold (but not cold enough) and damp basements are often out of sight and out of mind. This means that mold has the potential to grow undisturbed for a long period of time. If you furnace is in the basement, it may help to spread mold spores throughout the home. Windows may also have condensation around them. If your basement smells…like a basement, then you need to get the moisture out. Dehumidifiers and proper ventilation are a start. Sealing concrete also helps.

Attic

The attic is another hidden rendezvous point for mold. It’s warm, insulated, yet prone to let in moisture if not kept up properly. Any roof leaks should be taken care of immediately, and insulation should be mold resistant. Nothing should be vented into the attic, as all venting should extend outside of the home.

Kitchen

A kitchen is like a bathroom in that there is a sink that introduces constant moisture into the room. That window above the sink is also a common culprit. This is because moisture condenses on the window sill. Avoiding standing water for any length of time and properly ventilating this area is a good way to prevent mold growth.

Fireplace

One place you may not have thought of mold growing is up to the chimney. When it is not in use, moisture enters and thrives in the brick landscape. The best way to prevent this is to have your chimney cleaned by a professional. You aren’t likely to go poking your own head up there to clean it out.

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Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!