4 Common Places for Mold Growth in the Home
4 Common Places for Mold Growth
The first common sign that mold is growing in your home is the smell. Mold can have a very distinct odor. If you have an odor that is most musty and damp, there may be mold growth on the inside of your home.
#1 The Sink
There are several common areas in your kitchen where mold is likely to grow. The first is under your kitchen sink. Really, anywhere with lots of moisture in your home has the potential for mold. Under your sink where you combine bacteria from the garbage disposal and possible leaky pipes? Yikes! Take time to check for mold underneath your sink.
#2 The Pantry
Another type of mold can form on food. Make sure you clean out your refrigerator and pantry often, removing old and expired food. Your fridge drip trays and water dispensers are another area where mold can grow. Monthly, take the time to clean out your drip trays to keep your refrigerator clean and fresh.
#3 Air Conditioning Units
Heating and AC units are a blessing, and can help keep your home temperature comfortable. However, mold growth in the vents of your AC units is a real possibility. Make sure you check your AC and heating units for mold growth if you start to smell mold in your home.
#4 Under Carpeting
Because life happens, the carpet in your home is bound to have water spilled, or liquid dropped on its surface. If the moisture is not taken care of immediately, mildew and then mold can grow underneath the carpet padding. If you notice mold in your carpets, call in a professional immediately.
These are just a few places around your home where mold can grow. It is important to quickly act on leaks, pipe bursts, or stagnant water in your home. You should also check in on common mold growth areas often.
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