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3 Places Mold May Be Hiding in Your Home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage inside a wall on a Hurricane, UT home

Areas to Check for Hidden Mold

If you have a mold growth in your Hurricane, UT home, it may be easy to locate some sources of the problem. However, in many cases, mold can hide in areas that are difficult to spot. If you don’t see any damage but you still have an unpleasant musty odor in your home, the culprit is likely hidden mold. Here are a few areas to check.

1. Plumbing Fixtures

Because there are often high levels of moisture in bathroom and kitchen areas, this is an easy place for a mold growth to form. If your showers and sinks are not left to dry completely after use, there is a chance that mold will begin to spread. Sometimes, you may find it lurking in corners, but it can also find a home in your drains as well. To help prevent this, dry these items as soon as you’re finished and use a fan or open a window to reduce humidity.

2. Air Conditioning Systems

In many homes, air conditioners are in use almost constantly during the warmer months. While a convenient way to cool your home, these devices can become a source of mold growth if they are not properly maintained. Make sure that moisture is draining from the unit as it should, and regularly clean the filters.

3. Walls and Flooring

Even if your walls and floors look perfectly fine, there may be mold underneath the surface. If there has been a leak, water can sometimes enter the inside of your walls and cause mold spores to spread. Similarly, you may find mold on wood, carpet or laminate flooring if water has found a way into the area. Fixing leaks quickly and regularly cleaning the surfaces of your home can help keep mold from growing.

Sometimes it can be difficult for you to locate the source of your mold problem, and even if you do, it can be hard to remove it. Using a professional service is the best way to clean and restore your home. Whether it’s moldy drywall or a growth in your plumbing, a mold remediation service can help get rid of it.

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