Sneaky Places Mold Can Hide in Your Richardson Home
Mold can be found anywhere moisture is. It can appear on the floor, in the air, even inside walls. However, mold growth requires three things to form:
- Water intrusion
- A place to grow
- Temperature between 40 - 100 degrees F / 4-38 degrees C
If you have a Richardson home with mold, there's a good chance that it might be hiding out in these five sneaky places.
Call SERVPRO of Richardson at 972-690-1414 to get rid of any visible signs of mold before they spread throughout your home. Our team will get things back to normal before you know it.
There are plenty of reasons to keep your walls dry. Mold thrives on water, and the longer it's allowed to stay moist, the darker and stronger its roots will grow. Even if there isn't any visible sign of mold yet, damp drywall could just be harboring the spores that lead to mold infestation.
2. Wood or Wood-derived Surfaces
Another culprit for rotting wood is moisture getting trapped behind cellulose materials such as paneling or wallpaper. It may seem like an innocent fix for a problem that is only in the beginning stages, but you might end up with more issues down the line.
3. Air Conditioning Units
Other house appliances such as air conditioning units can also provide mold with the moisture it needs to grow and spread. Not only do these devices need to be kept free of mold themselves but check them regularly to make sure there isn't any leaking where the pipes connect at the exterior of your home.
As countertops are exposed to plenty of water throughout their lives, they're susceptible to developing mold over time. Cleaning these surfaces too aggressively with common cleaning supplies can also strip the countertops of their natural protection against mold growth, which means that you'll need to be extra cautious when wiping down your counters.
5. Bathroom Sinks and Bathtubs
Water is a leading factor in the growth of mold. As they collect water, these two areas are prime spots for mold to grow behind the fixtures, along grout lines, or under the edge of your tub. One way to check if you have an issue is by wiping down these surfaces with bleach or vinegar—if you see signs of black mold anywhere on the surface, it means that there's hidden mold behind probably everywhere else too.
Finally, mold can also be hiding in your bed. Mattresses are particularly vulnerable due to the number of moist hours they spend tucked under sheets and blankets. One small splash could lead to an infestation within weeks.
Get Mold Remediation and Restoration in Richardson
If you find any mold in your Richardson home, it's time to call the professionals.
Sneaky places like these can be tricky to handle yourself, so let the trained pros at SERVPRO of Richardson Mold Remediation and Restoration help. Call (972) 690-1414 today for more information or book an appointment online.