Mold. It’s one of the most feared four-letter words homeowner’s can hear. Nothing strikes more fear and horror. Finding mold in your home is certainly an overwhelming experience. As soon as you find it, you feel kind of guilty because you didn’t find the problem sooner. You also begin to experience a sense of panic about how the contamination has affected your home and your health, and stress about how you’re going to get rid of it so that it doesn’t return. Everyone has heard the horrible stories about mold growth being a recurring issue, which means that it has to be taken very seriously.
With all of that said, it’s important to note that finding mold in your home isn’t the end of the world. While yes, it’s concerning, it can be effectively treated and combatted. There are tons of reputable mold remediation companies on the market that offer outstanding services. Professional mold remediation services not only allow you to avoid treating the problem on your own, but they also use the most advanced tools and state-of-the-art technologies to effectively remove mold growth permanently.
Identifying mold in your home means that you can do something to take care of the issue. To effectively combat mold, you need to take a proactive approach. That means inspecting areas where mold most commonly grows.
The following locations are where Portland homeowner’s should regularly inspect for mold growth, as these areas are the most commonly affected by mold.
Not surprisingly, bathrooms are prime locations for indoor mold growth. Where there’s moisture and warmth, there’s mold – and bathrooms have both. Mold commonly grows on grout, in the corners of tubs and showers, on ceilings, on walls, on light fixtures, underneath sinks, behind toilets, and even on linens.
Since mold growth is so prevalent in bathrooms, it’s important to inspect these spaces on a regular basis.
Attics and Basements
Attics and basements are also common locations for mold growth in Portland. Moisture can accumulate in these areas, creating the perfect environment for mold spores to colonize and spread. Water damage is the most common reason for mold growth in attics and basements. High humidity levels, leaks, and issues with plumbing fixtures are just some of the reasons why these spaces are prime locations for mold growth.
Check your attic and basement on a regular basis for signs of mold growth.
Another spot to inspect is around appliances. Anything that produces moisture – refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, and washing machines – can leak water or accumulate moisture, which can invite the growth of mold.
Be sure to check underneath, around, behind, on top of, and inside of these appliances.
Mold Inspection & Testing Portland has performed countless mold assessments throughout the city. If you believe that you have mold growth in your home – or you just want to have it inspected to be sure – we urge you to get in touch with a reputable mold inspection company. To speak with an MI&T representative, call 971.599.6942.