Where Does Mold Typically Grow in Your Home?

March 9, 2020


Mold is one of the things that scare homeowners the most, and you should get rid of it as soon as possible to protect the health of you and everyone else who lives in your house. Mold growth is reasonably predictable since it requires certain conditions to grow. All of the areas we are going to list can have high levels of humidity. Inspect these critical places around your home to find mold before it spreads and makes your family ill.


Because they're underground and can lack ventilation, mold can quickly grow. Remember, it can take as little as 24 hours for mold to grow in a high moisture environment. A leaky pipe in the basement's ceiling or a rusted out water heater in the basement can be the source of water. You might get mold after your sump pump cuts out in the middle of a rainstorm. Inspect closets and corners of your basement to find mold before it spreads.


You know that your shower head is putting out water, and if there's a leak in the pipes behind the wall, mold might not be far behind. To catch mold early, take note of any discolorations in the drywall throughout the shower area. Generally, you'll see a bloom pattern if mold is present, but you'll also find a mildew smell that doesn't dissipate when you clean your bathroom. To prevent mold growth, you should ensure that the bathroom has proper ventilation after you shower.

Taking care of water problems early will prevent mold growth. Never ignore a leak! If you're having plumbing problems, make sure that you take care of them before it becomes worse.

Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air wants to prevent mold growth from harming your indoor air quality. We can fix your leaks and protect you from mold growth. Visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044 to get a free estimate!


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