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The Top 5 Places Mold can Hide in Your Home

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

A room in a house, there is a shelf with some bottles and the walls are covered with mold. Mold damage in a Redding Ridge, CT home

A bit of mold found on a loaf of bread is a warning sign. It can indicate that there is more mold, or even spores in the bag, just ready to grow on every surface and it must be thrown out. The same goes for the mold growth found in your home in Redding Ridge,CT. Noticing black spots on the surface of a wall likely means that the mold has gone rampant inside the wall as well, causing moldy drywall, studs or even the top surface of insulation.

Top 5 Places Where Mold Grows

1.There is potential for moisture and warmth to build up under the kitchen sink or the laminate flooring in front of it, causing mold growth to begin.

2.The bathroom walls and shower are places where humidity can reach a level that allows mold spores to populate.

3. Water can seep underneath behind and beneath the toilet, particularly if there is a supply line leak or a hairline fracture in the bowl, to the subfloor where mold damage occurs.

4. Moldy drywall can often be found behind a water heater. The presence of water and the heat from the unit can create the optimal environment for mold.

5. Moldy wood may be found in an attic that has sustained a leak. As mold sets in it can weaken and soften the joists and drywall below.

How Do You Clean Up a Mold Infestation?

Black mold cleanup is not something that can just be done with a bit of spray and a sponge. Mold remediation experts in Redding Ridge,CT  need to be called in to perform a proper mold cleanup. Moldy drywall needs to be removed, as does any mold on wood or any other surfaces.
The dangerous and damaging effects of mold growth needs proper removal and cleanup by certified technicians. Make sure you don’t treat it like a mild annoyance but like the serious condition it is.

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