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5 Areas Prone to Mold

5 Areas Prone to Mold in Your Home

When mold invades your home, it can be unsightly, smelly, and a big risk to your health. It thrives in damp, dark, and humid areas, or put simply, areas where water and organic matter congregate. 

This may seem like pretty much everywhere in the house, but there are areas more prone to mold than others.

Let’s look at some of the rooms in your home that are most prone to mold.

1. Bathroom

As the one place with several sources of water that leave dampness and humidity for long periods of time, the bathroom is the biggest breeding ground for mold growth. 

The most common places you’ll find mold in the bathroom include:

  • On the shower and bathtub surface
  • Shower curtain
  • Tile grout
  • Painted walls or wallpaper
  • Around the toilet and sink
  • The area near a boiler or heater

2. Kitchen

The high moisture levels and warmth from cooking, dishwashing, and running appliances in the kitchen can easily attract mold growth. Not to mention that many plumbing lines run through the kitchen making it prone to leaks, spills, and floods. 

Here are the areas to look out for mold:

  • The fridge and pantry 
  • Kitchen sink
  • Cabinetry under the sink
  • Trash cans
  • Behind cupboards and the cooking stove
  • Windows and window sills 

3. Attics and Basements

Poor ventilation combined with the dark and cold nature of attics and basements makes them a perfect hiding spot for mold. What makes these spaces a big concern are the plumbing systems found here, which if affected by mold, can spread to the rest of the home. 

These are the areas most vulnerable to mold:

  • Attic roof and walls 
  • Areas near any piping and vents leading to other rooms
  • Spaces near appliances like the furnace, water heater, and sump pump
  • In the insulation
  • Windows and soffit vents

4. Laundry Room

A laundry room generates a lot of moisture and humidity emanating from soiled clothes, wet laundry in the washer, and humidity from the heat in the dryer. All of which create the perfect conditions for mold to thrive. 

Consider checking the following areas:

  • The wall behind the washer 
  • Washer and dryer seals
  • Dryer filter
  • Hoses

5. Living Room

The living room may not be a direct wet area like the bathroom but things like food leftovers, old books and papers, and over-watered potted plants can lead to mold growth. And as with other rooms, keeping moisture and humidity away can save you the headache of mold remediation.

Some of the problem areas are:

  • Curtains
  • Furniture 
  • Fireplace and chimney
  • Areas around the AC

When mold starts spreading in any room in your home, there is hardly much you can do to eliminate it yourself. Mold remediation experts, however, know how to stop the mold and keep it away for good. 

Eliminate Mold in Your Home With Healthy Home Environmental Services

If you’ve noticed mold in any of the rooms in your home, don’t hesitate to call Healthy Home Environmental. Our superior mold remediation services remove the mold completely and reverse the damage done to your property. Contact us today for a free estimate.