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Where Does Mold Typically Grow in a Home?

Common Areas Where Mold Can Grow In Your Home

Howdy Neighbor! Did you know that areas in homes near bodies of water like lakes usually have mold grow inside? Even as temperatures begin to cool down, there are still instances that allow mold to grow in your home that shouldn't be ignored.

Here are some areas in your home that are more vulnerable to mold growth that you should keep an extra eye on.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most vulnerable areas in your home for mold growth. This is because there is often a lot of moisture in the air from cooking and washing dishes. There are also many food sources that mold can feed off of, like bread crumbs or spills. Keep your kitchen clean and dry to prevent mold growth.

In the Shower

Another area in your home that is vulnerable to mold growth is the shower. Showers provide the perfect conditions for mold growth because of water and steam. In showers, there is often a lot of moisture in the air, and mold can feed off of the soap scum that builds up on the walls and floor. Keep your shower clean and dry to prevent mold growth.

Around the Tub

The area around the tub is another area that is susceptible to mold growth. Water can splash out of the tub and onto the floor, creating a moist environment.

Near Windows

The area around window sills is a hotspot where mold can grow from moisture buildup from rain or even indoor humidity. This is because they tend to be damp from condensation. Mold can also feed off of the dirt and dust that collects on them. Keep your windows clean and dry to prevent mold growth. It's also important to make sure your air conditioning unit is putting out enough cold air to keep the air in your home humidity-free.

Near Water Pipes

Areas near water pipes are also vulnerable to mold growth. This is because the pipes can leak and create a moist environment that mold loves. If you have any leaks, make sure to fix them right away. And, if possible, try to keep the area around the pipes as dry as possible.

Near the Water Heater

The area around the water heater is also susceptible to mold growth. The water heater can leak and create a moist environment that's perfect for mold to grow. If you have any leaks, make sure to fix them right away. And if possible, try to keep the area around the water heater as dry as possible and schedule regular maintenance to prevent leaks.

On Walls

Mold can also grow on walls from moisture that has seeped in from the outside or even from indoor humidity. Keep an eye on any areas of your wall that seem damp, and make sure to keep them dry. You should also look for any cracks or holes in your walls that could be letting moisture in.

 

In some cases, mold can grow on walls if there is a water pipe with a hidden leak behind them. If you suspect this is the case, you should have a professional plumber come and take a look.

Underneath Floorboards and Carpets

Have you ever seen dark spots on your carpet or flooring? It could be mold growth. This is because these areas are often damp and dark, which mold loves. It can also be caused by water from a source nearby, like a leaky pipe. Make sure to keep these areas dry and clean to prevent mold growth, and contact your local plumber for leak detection.

In Closets

Closets are often humid because of all the clothing that is stored in them. This creates the perfect environment for mold to grow. Make sure to keep your closet well ventilated and free of any leaks or moisture. You should also consider using a dehumidifier to help keep the air dry.

On Ceilings

Mold can grow on ceilings from water damage or even indoor humidity. If you see any dark spots on your ceiling, make sure to check for signs of water damage. If there is any, you should have it fixed right away.

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Maintenance With Frasier’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Our neighbors in Rhinelander, WI and the surrounding areas know they can rely on our team to help keep their plumbing and HVAC maintained to help prevent conditions that allow mold to grow. We offer services like air conditioning repair and maintenance, water heater repairs, and leak detection. Give us a call today at (715) 227-3223 to schedule an appointment!

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