When you think about mold problems, you probably picture the places you’ve seen it with your own eyes—bath tubs, window sills, inside the refrigerator, etc. Unfortunately, mold often grows where the problem can go unnoticed. By the time you notice respiratory issues and the mold has spread around the home, you already need NJ mold removal to get rid of a large mess.
Mold needs water, oxygen, and energy, but it does not need sunlight. That’s why the top four areas for mold are dark, humid areas where it can hide:
Basement — Humidity in a basement stays fairly constant. Old newspapers or other organic matter serve as the food. Of course, you may not see mold begin to grow until it has spread quite a bit down in a dark basement.
Attic — Although attics are typically less humid than basements, the lack of ventilation makes the atmosphere similar. Hot air vents through the attic, keeping the temperature right where mold likes it. Eventually, mold will spread throughout the house across wood framing and through the ceilings.
Near plumbing — In the bathroom and kitchen, mold grows easily inside the wall or under cabinets. Ventilation and routine cleaning are key for prevention. Surfaces may need to be sealed to prevent future mold growth.
Behind appliances — Air conditioners, refrigerators, and other appliances that either use water or create condensation can all trap mold spores and allow them to grow.
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