What Is Mold?
Mold is a type of primitive organism called a fungus. It is a common fungus in households; you have probably come across them already. Mold will grow anywhere as long as the conditions are right; it thrives and grows where there is moisture or dampness.
Where Can You Find Mold In Your Home?
Mold grows anywhere; on your clothes, floors, bathroom, kitchen, and food. Here are the places you will most likely find mold in your home.
Around And Under The Kitchen Sink
The kitchen sink is always damp and moist because it cleans dishes and fruits. If you don’t dry it thoroughly, it could breed mold. You should inspect the sink area regularly to check for mold.
Under The Carpet
The floor can be pretty cold, especially in the cold season. Mold can grow there because you rarely move the carpet around except when cleaning it, which might take weeks.
Rugs with a synthetic bottom layer can get moist when they contact tiles or concrete floors for a long time. That dampness between the carpet and the floor is a good breeding space for mold.
On Your Clothes
Mold also grows on stored clothes or clothes that have remained unused for a while. When clothes are stored for a long time in an enclosed area like the closet, wardrobe, and drawer, they can become damp. Closets are even damper in the cold seasons, providing the perfect spot for mold to grow.
The cold temperatures in the refrigerator are perfect for food storage. However, they are also excellent for mold growth. Mold grows near the refrigerator door hinges and on the fridge door gasket.
Mold also grows on food. Susceptible food such as cheese encourages mold growth in your fridge. When you leave bread or cheese open in the fridge or an open place, mold will start growing on them.
Why You Should Get Mold Removed
Mold Is An Allergy Trigger
Mold is harmful to people with respiratory allergies. If anyone in your household is allergic to pollen, fur, or hair, mold will cause allergic reactions, causing them to sneeze, tear up or wheeze. Extreme reactions can cause difficulty in breathing.
Exposure To Risky Illnesses
Mold exposes children, people with low immunity or compromised immune system, and the elderly to severe breathing problems.
Eating food with mold or food stored in areas with mold can cause severe poisoning, leading to death. In severe mold poisoning cases, mycotoxins produced by mold can cause nausea, diarrhea, and liver disease.
Call a mold testing company if you have any spaces in your home with a water leakage problem. Water leakage causes dampness in your home, perfect for mold.
You Need A Mold Inspection If…
- Your home has a stuffy smell, you need a mold inspection soon.
- You might also notice people in your household experiencing symptoms of allergic reactions, which can indicate mold growth in your home.
- You suspect that you have mold in your home, contact us to have it inspected immediately.