It’s common to occasionally find mold in places such as bathtubs or refrigerators, but there are other places where mold can grow without being seen. Because they are not easily visible, these places can present a greater danger as mold can grow and flourish without you even knowing it is there. Here are some locations where you should check for mold on a regular basis:
- Ceiling tiles
- Underneath carpets or pads, especially in high humidity areas such as bathrooms
- Inside walls around any pipes where you have noticed condensation
- Around water heaters and clothes dryers
Mold is really good at hiding, so you will need both your eyes and your nose to search. Look for any visible mold growth, signs of excessive moisture such as watermarks and discoloration on walls or woodwork, and check for any areas that smell moldy or musty. If you find an area with a noticeable mold smell or one that has water damage, you may want to consider contacting a company which specializes in mold restoration. They will have specialized equipment which can help detect mold as well as removing the mold and preventing it from occurring again in the future.