Mold is a type of fungus that comes from microscopic spores floating in the air. When molds grow on any surface, they rapidly reproduce through spores and can become visible to the naked human eye.
Molds can be anywhere indoors and outdoors and give you a musty smell. They thrive on moisture, so you can find them in damp areas in your homes. But do you know where to check for molds in your home?
The damp environment is an invitation for mold growth. For this reason, you may inspect shower tiles, bathtubs, etc., to see any ingress of mold formation. Don’t forget to thoroughly inspect the sink and toilet as well.
Moreover, repair leaky faucets and pipes without delays to avoid mold growth.
You should make a habit of cleaning the dishes after every meal and empty the waste bin every night before going to bed. Not to mention, food particles and the waste bin can attract molds within no time.
So regularly inspect the moist areas in the kitchen, especially around the sink area. Always keep your microwave oven, stoves, and kettles clean and dry.
All indoor spaces, including your bedroom, are susceptible to mold growth. Most importantly, you may check around for any signs of mold growth in your mattress.
Plus, regularly check the windows and their sills. You must inspect your air conditioning and heating vents for any mold growth. Use a dehumidifier to offset any moisture in the air.
You should be vigilant for mold finding in other living areas, couches, curtains, and all indoor plants. Fabric and upholstery are great collection points for mold spores. If curtains or couches are moist because of any reason, they will become a breeding ground for mold, causing a musty smell. You should get professional help in this case.
Indoor plants are another potential spot for mold because of daily watering, so keep a close look and use sprays and chemicals to prevent any unusual growth of mold.
Basements are like ancestral homes to molds. Call in a professional to remove any mold or check its presence, not later than every six months, to keep your basement livable. Inspect the pipes and ducting for any leakage and condensation, etc. Paint your basement with anti-mold paints.
The garage may have a leaky roof, making it an ideal spot for mold growth under the ceiling part. Frequent ingress of rainwater can also invite molds.
Besides, keep a vigilant eye on your laundry area. It is advisable to clean the machine after every wash. Keep both the garage and laundry area as much dry as possible.
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