Ever smell something weird in your house but you’re not sure where it’s coming from? Any surface or substance that’s damp for a long time may be the beginning of mold growth, and you can find those surfaces all over your home. So your bathroom, your kitchen, even your living room and bedroom are a potential breeding ground for mold. Especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for!
Mold in the kitchen is, as expected, related to lingering dampness, but with an added food factor. You might find mold around your sink, near pipes and near the floor, and maybe in your microwave or fridge.
When checking for mold in the kitchen, keep in mind that mold thrives in wet, damp, and warm areas. So check in places that may have any of those conditions for water damage or mold growth. Make sure to:
- take out the trash regularly
- keep the fridge clear of old food
- do your dishes regularly
- wipe down the sink and microwave often
- call in the experts to if you need help with water cleanup in Sioux Falls
In your bathroom, you’re at risk for mold in quite a few places. In your shower, you may find mold on the lids of your shampoo bottles, in loofahs and sponges, as well as in the caulking of the tub, and even the shower head.
Your toilet and sink are next, where excess moisture and a lack of proper ventilation are the perfect recipe for mold growth. Places to look: near the top of the bowl interior, around pipes or along the base of the faucet, and other warm or often wet areas.
Prevent mold growth in your bathroom by:
- ventilating the bathroom after showers
- wiping down surfaces regularly
- making sure to switch out towels and sponges or loofahs regularly
Living Room and Bedroom
Proper ventilation is incredibly important to preventing mold growth in your living room or bedroom. Places like your bed, around the air ventilation system, in the couch, or even the soil of your indoor plants are prone to mold growth if they’re not aired out enough.
Other ways to prevent mold growth in your living room and bedroom include:
- changing and washing your bedding regularly
- tackling mold growth around windows immediately
- calling us if there’s mold growth around your air return system.
We can inspect the problem and tell you if it’s bigger than it seems.
How to Handle Repeat Mold
If you do your due diligence with mold discovery and cleanup and still have mold growth, it may be time to call in the experts. We have the equipment and experience to handle even the biggest mold problems (even in your attic!) so the mold growth stops and your home and everyone in it stays healthy!