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Where To Look For Mold Buildup

Mar 23, 2008
Due to all the developing concerns involving mold and the sicknesses that surround it, everyone needs to seriously think about our living spaces and work places and learn where the places are that are more prone to mold growth. You might be surprised by the areas where it will develop and can spread providing it is not found and taken care of.

Outside furniture cushions are items where mold can originate. Some of these cushions are designed with a waterproof textile and will probably not get wet inside, but the water and moisture that may lie on the top may still create mold. Putting the cushions in storage during winter weather is a great idea. Cover up the rest of the outdoor furniture with vinyl or plastic to protect them from water. Clean your outside cushions regularly with cleaners made for them if they are exposed to very much wetness or dampness.

Basements are often damp and dark rooms that mold will thrive. If you store old clothing, papers, or furniture in there and it might be moist because of humidity or water in the basement, this allows an excellent mold environment. Getting a humidifier or fan can help eliminate some of the wetness. When a basement is really damp all the time, you may wish to ask a professional to show you the best way to determine the issue and repair the moisture problem.

Laundry rooms can have mold due to damp or wet clothing being left unattended for too long. A dripping washing machine might make mold growth show up on wooden baseboards or the floor. When your dryer is not properly vented, the moisture from the dryer heat, especially if the dryer is in the basement, might cause enough moisture to make mold.

Bathrooms and kitchens that do not have correct ventilation are good spots for mold. When there is dampness it aids in mold growth. Exhaust fans always play a huge part in helping to reduce mold hazards. Normally house owners will have exhaust fans in a kitchen or bathroom and just forget to use them. They never help with moisture if are left off.

In any place there is a water situation there is the potential for mold. Underneath sinks, near the toilet base, unseen behind a shower or bath tub wall may inspire mold if water is leaking in there. Mold hidden behind walls is some of the worst to spread and cause illness. This will end up in taking out sheet rock and wall studs. The wisest protection against mold is to repair any water leaks.
About the Author
Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of
Miami Water Damage Restoration and
Fort Lauderdale Water Damage Restoration
Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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