Most Common Places To Check for Mold in Your Home

Most Common Places To Check for Mold in Your Home
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    Mold can grow where you can't even see it.

    If you notice strange smells, this can be the first indicator.

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However, sometimes minor leaks and cracks can be so small that the mold is hard to detect. That’s why it’s important to know the most common places to check for mold in your home, so you can have a cleaner, safer abode for everyone who lives there.

Basement

Some of the most common places to check for any mold are in the parts of your home that are dark and damp. One of the most common examples is your basement.

Check all corners, walls, and ceilings in your basement for mildew. You should also manage moisture by sealing cracks properly and mopping up any spills promptly.

Behind Furniture

You should be aware of any furniture that sits against your walls. These pieces often experience excess humidity and condensation.

It can lead to mold growth, especially if your furniture is too close to the wall or your walls have poor insulation.

Check where your couches are placed and try to have them a bit spaced out from your walls. This also important for beds, especially if they sit in a corner of the bedroom.

Under Sink

Checking for mold underneath your kitchen sink is very important. It’s a place many people don’t think of checking, and that can lead to significant issues.

This is another one of those spots that can become damp and remains dark. Even a tiny leak that’s hard to detect can lead to black mold under the sink, one of the most hazardous types of mold.

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Air Duct

When there’s mold in your air ducts, it affects all parts of your home, so it’s important to stay on top of duct cleaning. Since air ducts are how air will circulate throughout your home, especially when running heat or air conditioning, it could be very hazardous for anyone breathing.

You never know if there is mold in there unless you look, making it one of the most common places to check for mold in your home.

Window Sills

Window sills can collect condensation, and over the years, this will cause mold. This happens especially when too much grime builds up in the sills, causing the moisture to get trapped. Clean them regularly with a product that wicks moisture and consider using mildew-resistant paint.

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Insulation

Attic leaks and foundation cracks can lead to moist insulation. That is dangerous for your home as it creates a concern of penicillin mold, which leads to respiratory conditions. Over time, the blue-green-colored mold can cause asthma and chronic sinusitis.

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Ceiling

When you check your ceiling for mold, you simultaneously check for leaks in your roof and foundation. A leak may moisten the ceiling during rainfall but when it’s over, the ceiling never fully dries. You will likely notice mold spots.

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