Black mold is one of the most nefarious types of mold to encounter. This type is known to cause numerous health issues, whether you are more prone to allergies than not. For instance, one could begin to experience sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and throat, vertigo, and nausea. Where does black mold grow in a house, and what should you do when you find it?
Mold spores are present in every home at some level, but it is only in moist, warm, and often dark conditions that they settle down and multiply. The bathroom is one of the most common places where black mold grows. Mold can appear basically anywhere: the shower, the sink, the toilet, the walls, ceilings, and floors. However, keeping this room clean and well-ventilated prevents this problem.
Likewise, the kitchen is also a popular hub for black mold. The most common places to find mold here are anywhere on or around the kitchen sink, the refrigerator, the range, the microwave oven, and the trash can. Green or white mold might appear on older foods.
The Living Room
The living room does not escape the reach of black mold either. It can manifest in the fireplace, the walls, the curtains and fabrics, and in household plant pots. One can call North Arundel Contracting to identify and remove hidden mold.
Mold can grow in the bedroom too, even on a mattress! To prevent this, keep the humidity level in your rooms low, let in the sunlight, and keep your items clean and dry.
Basements can be vulnerable to that musty basement smell, or worse, a smell that gives people a headache and respiratory problems. Windows, vents, and pipes can be prone to leakiness, as is the foundation. Call North Arundel Contracting to help you identify exactly where it is!
The garage is a room most susceptible to the elements, including moisture, heat, and humidity. Mold can grow in any part of the building, including behind storage areas with little air movement and in windows.
Black mold in the attic is never good. Black mold can grow in the insulation, the beams, the vents, and soffit vents. Make sure all moist air is vented outdoors instead of into your attic, and fix roof leaks immediately.
The HVAC System
The air conditioner takes moist air from the house into the environment. When the fan runs without the AC function, it spreads moisture throughout the house, so you should set it to “auto.” If you smell a musty smell in the summer or when you turn the heat back on, it’s time to call North Arundel Contracting!
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