In this article, we will go over common places in your home where mold growth occurs frequently. If you have mold problems, learn how to clean a mold problem in your home here. We also provide practical tips on how to remove mold in your home.
Any dark place where moisture builds up has the potential of mold development. Such is the case of cabinets especially those under the kitchen sink. If water leaks through the sink into the cabinet, this could spur mold growth.
We might clean our living rooms, bedrooms & the kitchen but often the back area of the refrigerator is ignored because it is inaccessible (you have to move the whole big fridge to get in there). Thus the drain pan beneath the refrigerator & back area is susceptible to mold growth.
When we shower, some of the dirt might condensate to shower curtains and as water builds up, they have the potential of mold growth on shower curtains, especially pink mold.
Just like how mold grows on ceilings & walls, mold can also develop beneath the flooring of a home. Carpet & tiles collect tons of dust when people enter into the home, and mold formation is very common beneath the flooring. Carpet also has higher chances of forming mold because it also holds lots of moisture.
Mold can develop rapidly in kitchen or bathroom sinks as they collect not only hot water (in the case of a leak in your sink) but also hot air & moisture.
Basements & Crawl spaces have the most potential of developing mold than any other area of the home because of their damp environments & moisture. Mold can develop frequently on wooden materials in the basement especially in the framing.
Mold development in the attic occurs often because the heat that rises from the floors of a home evaporate into the attic, from which they have nowhere to go. The humid moisture created as a result of this leads to the development of mold spores that grow & multiply rapidly. Go here to read about removing mold in the attic.
The space between walls & baseboards gathers lots of dust, dirt & nasty substances & is a common place where mold can grow. Since it is a tight place that is sealed, it traps lots of moisture & hot air. This is a conducive environment for mold growth.
Areas where there is water damage i.e. floods, water leaks, or damage are prime for the development of toxic black mold.
The window frame is the place where warm air intersects with cooler air from the outside, or vice versa (during the winter). This creates condensation which leads to the development of black mold. Mold commonly grows in the seal that attaches the window frame to the wall.