Most of the time, if there’s mold in your home, it’s growing on some forgotten food in the fridge or a cupboard. While it’s a little gross, it’s largely harmless (as long as you don’t eat it).
There are, however, other ways mold can get into your home, growing on walls, ceilings, floors, and more. Unlike its food-based relative, this form of mold can pose a more serious threat, especially to children, and those with asthma or sensitive allergies.
The Most Common Places for Mold in Your Home
Mold thrives in moisture and darkness. The most common places you’ll find it are basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms, kitchens, wash rooms, and garages. To make things difficult, if often appears somewhere you can’t directly see.
Thorough cleaning and occasional inspection can do a lot for keeping mold away, but it may not be enough. To keep mold out of your home, you need to understand the ways it can get inside of there in the first place.
How Mold Forms in Your Home
Mold forms from moisture, though uncleanliness can play a part as well. Mold spores are generally floating around, though at levels that are undetectable and harmless. When they land on a wet surface, however, they can begin to grow and create additional spores from there.
Dripping pipes and leaking appliances are often a cause for mold. Be mindful of the areas around fridges, washing machines, A/C units, and water heaters.
General humidity and warm temperatures will also cause mold overtime. This is especially common in basements. A dehumidifier can help greatly. Just make sure to empty the water tray in it, or mold could start growing there.
Flooding is almost guaranteed to result in mold if it’s not properly taken care of. Vacuuming up the water isn’t enough. You need to take things a step further.
Emergency Mold Removal and Remediation
If you have mold spreading in your home, or you’ve just suffered serious water damage that will likely result in mold, you need professional assistance. Proper cleaning, replacing, and drying must take place to remove mold and keep it from returning.
For 24/7 mold removal in Springfield, OH and beyond, contact Reliant Restoration today. We’ll get the mold out of your home and return things to the way they should be.