Mold growth can wreak havoc on your home and health. Poor insulation and leaky pipes often are the main cause of mold growth in certain areas around a home. It can also sometimes goes unnoticed, leaving it to be left untreated and causing more problems down the road.
Common Places for Mold Growth
Mold is often found around showers, sinks and other water sources where water is known to stand. Even small amounts of standing water can provide ideal conditions for mold to grow. Your bathroom’s walls and floor are other areas that may often attract mold. Sometimes, mold forms inside of walls when pipes leak or insulation is insufficient. Other places around your home where mold can grow include your:
Windows and window sills
AC and heater vents
Having broken pipes repaired or replaced can prevent water from leaking out and spawning mold production. It’s also important to monitor the humidity levels in your home so that excessive moisture doesn’t form, and lead to mold growth. Wiping down your shower, bathtub, and sinks to soak up any standing water after using them can also help.
Your Best Solution
Mold in your home can not only cause structural damage, but can put your indoor air quality and your health at risk. The best way to remedy home mold growth is to call Tri-City Heating and Cooling for all plumbing leaks and drips before they lead to mold growth and water damage.