Mold Inspection Checklist: Places To Look

Posted on: 28 January 2019

Mold is one of the toughest things to get rid of from a home. Once mold is given enough time to have its way, it can cause serious damage to parts of your home or items within that are made from organic substances.

It's difficult to completely eliminate the possibility of mold showing up somewhere in your home. Wherever there's moisture, there is a risk of mold growing at some point. This means that you should be checking your home regularly for mold. Which places should you look?

The Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most at risk rooms in your house when it comes to mold. The steam in the bathroom tends to spread out and cling to walls, the floor, and even the ceiling. If any of these parts are made from wood or other materials with organic components, mold can start to grow on them. Sometimes, the mold can grow on the other side of a wall, floor or ceiling so be sure to do a thorough check.

The Basement

The basement is yet another room that's at a high risk of mold growth. Due to the location of basements, water usually finds its way into the basement of homes. This can be water seeping in through windows after heavy rains or just water from a leaking pipe. Ensure your basement is waterproof and check regularly for signs of mold growth.

The Attic

The attic is also another place where mold is likely to grow. In this case, it's the attic's proximity to the roof that makes it likely to be exposed to water. The beams holding up the roof are likely to be made of wood and many people still use ceiling boards made from chipboard. This means that the attic has all the conditions needed for mold to grow. All that's needed is a small leak during the next rainstorm and you could have a mold problem on your hands.

Inside Walls and Floors

The inside of walls and the underside of floors are likely to have conditions that favor mold growth. This is because water pipes usually run in the walls or underneath floors. Some of these areas in the house may also be insulated using materials such as cellulose which is organic.

Therefore, if one of these water pipes was to leak or if water found its way into the wall or floor through some other way, you'll need to call mold remediation services at some point.

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