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Top 3 Hidden Places Mold Can Be Found in Your Home

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a wall in Crestwood, MO

Top 3 Hidden Places Mold Can Be Found in Your Home

Remediating the issue of mold growth in your home in Crestwood, MO can be frustrating due to the amount of time and the cost of the remediation process. Though mold is often visible, there are several places within homes that many homeowners do not realize are susceptible to mold.

1. Under Laminate Floors

Many people may not realize that there is mold under their floors until the floors need to be fixed or replaced. Generally, mold grows under laminate floors when moisture seeps through the laminate. Unfortunately, if mold is present under floorboards, there may be structural issues with the home if there is mold on wood present in the subfloors. Signs of mold under laminate floors can include a musty odor.

2. Drywall

If you notice mold growth on the outside of your walls, it is likely that there is also mold behind the walls. Moldy drywall is common in humid environments but can occur in homes in cooler environments that are not well-ventilated. When moisture is trapped in the walls, mold uses the drywall for a source of nutrients. Keeping the walls in your home dry and making sure your home doesn’t become too humid can help to prevent mold from growing on drywall and walls.

3. Under Sinks

Mold often grows close to water, which makes sinks the perfect location for mold to grow. High humidity levels in rooms where sinks are often placed also helps to contribute to mold growing under sinks in homes. Though many people keep their sinks clean, it can be easy to overlook underneath the sinks. Mold can grow on pipes, on wooden cabinets and on other materials under a sink.

Knowing the hidden locations mold can grow in your home can allow you to take steps to prevent mold growth in those areas. If your home is experiencing a major mold issue, however, you may find it helpful to work with mold remediation specialists.

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