Nothing good has ever been associated with finding mold in your home. You’re probably already aware of some of the dangers it can pose on you and your family and quite frankly, it’s a sight for sore eyes. While mold is typically easy to spot, sometimes it finds its way into areas that aren’t noticeable to the naked eye. Here are four places you should consistently check for mold as well as what to do when you spot it.
1. Under Your Sink
This can be a tricky place to spot mold because you might not go under your sink often. One of the major culprits here? Leaky pipes.
One of the ways you'll know it’s there is by noticing a mildew smell. Once you notice the smell, it is time to call a professional to remove it.
2. Under The Carpet
This is another place you might not think of at first. A forgotten spill, moisture, or a home flood could be the culprit of mold growth on your carpets.
It is possible to remove mold from carpets on your own, but it’s best to leave it to the experts for safety reasons.
3. Air Conditioners
Since an air conditioning unit collects dust and moisture, it is important to keep it running in the hotter months, within reason.
If you go longer than a day or so without running your AC unit, mold can form in the ducts. If it’s just a few small spots, you can remove it using warm soapy water and then spraying the area with Lysol. Just be sure to wear a mask so you don’t breathe in the spores.
If it gets real bad, a mold remediation company will need to fix the problem as you definitely don’t want to breathe that stuff in.
Did you think that chimneys were only for Santa? Think again. Mold can form inside a chimney as well.