Most homeowners are aware that having mold growing in your home is not a good thing. There are news stories, blog posts, articles online, and stories from your friends and neighbors that have all probably made you aware of some of the dangers caused by mold. Mold can cause health problems for the members of your family. One of the ways that you can protect your family from mold related health problems is to be aware of the different places that mold can grow. American Hometown Services has assembled a list of the common places that mold grows. Some may not surprise but others probably will!
Black Mold Under the Sink Particle Board
Mold loves to grow in warm, moist, and dark environments. Those three words definitely describe underneath your kitchen and bathroom sinks. You will want to periodically check underneath all of your sinks for condensation or plumbing leaks. Wiping the interior of the cabinet down with an excellent cleaning solution will help prevent any mold that may be there from spreading.
Prevent Mold in Air Conditioner
Your air conditioning unit can be an unexpected place for mold to grow. Your air conditioning unit traps dust and pollen from the air. The dust and pollen combines with the humidity in air and mold begins to grow. If mold is growing in your central air conditioning unit you will need to hire a mold remediation company to clean out the system.
Mold in Plastic Bath Toys
When young children play with toys they just love to put everything they can get their hands on in their mouth. Toys can end up pretty slobbery when a toddler plays with them. The bacteria and moisture make them a breeding ground for mold. Some toys can be run through the dishwasher or washing machine. Other toys should be wiped down. Clean those toys regularly to avoid your children playing with mold instead of their toys.
Mold on Doormats
As your family and friends wipe their shoes off of your doormat before entering your home they leave behind mud, grass, snow, and water. Frequently moisture will get trapped in or under the mat and mold spores will begin to grow. Rinsing off your mat regularly will help reduce the chance of mold growth.
Mold on Windows from Condensation
Condensation frequently builds up on your windows. This condensation can be from rain, snow, or humidity. If that moisture is able to get to the indoor window sill you are almost guaranteed to have a mold problem. Mold in your windowsills can be prevented by regularly cleaning and drying off your window sills.
Mold in Water Heater Closet
Boilers and water heaters definitely have excess moisture and condensation that builds up during operation. They have drains that are meant to drain the excess moisture but unfortunately they can become clogged or rusted and not function properly. If the water is not drained this becomes an excellent breeding ground for mold.
Mold Cleaning, Abatement, Removal & Remediation, Pressure Washing & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
If you find mold inside or outside your home you will want to take care of it immediately. Undetected mold can cause severe health problems. American Hometown Services we can identify and remove mold from inside and outside your property and get rid of any mold that may be growing. Contact us today!