Where Does Mold Usually Form in a House?

Mold is a common problem that can be found in many households, but numerous people don't know how to identify it accurately. Swift and early intervention are crucial to prevent property damage and avoid health complications. Knowing where to look first is the best way to ensure that your family is safe from a mold infestation.

Mold 101

What Exactly is Mold?

Mold is a broad classification of thousands of fungi that can grow in the wild and indoors. Mold thrives in warm, damp spaces, so homes with a history of plumbing issues are at a higher risk.

Where Does Mold Grow in Homes?

There are several areas that are common spots for mold growth. Typically, any area that is exposed to water for prolonged periods is at risk. You're most likely to find mold in homes with:

  • Leaky roofs

  • Poorly ventilated bathrooms and kitchens

  • Plumbing leaks and damp spots, especially on the floors or on walls

Having an unclean or broken HVAC unit can also cause mold to grow within your home's ductwork. The only sign of this type of growth comes from the poor air quality and health symptoms of mold you'll experience such as runny eyes and nose, headaches, a sore throat, and a dry cough.

How Can a Professional Help?

The only way to entirely rid a home of mold is to remove the existing growth and eliminate the source of the moisture. A professional mold inspector can use the proper equipment to identify and clean the mold while safely identifying its source.

However, if your home's mold is related to a plumbing issue or HVAC problem, then you'll need to enlist the services of a licensed professional to help repair them, post-mold removal, to make sure that you don’t reencounter these specific problems.

If You Find a Plumbing Leak or Need an HVAC Repair, Give Us a Call!

For assistance in the areas of heating, cooling, and plumbing, look no further than Manchester’s Proactive Comfort. For expert service and repairs, give us a call at (603) 239-2346 to schedule your appointment. We also serve customers throughout Hooksett, Nashua, and Hillsborough County!

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