Common Causes of Mold
Mold can grow just about anywhere but is most commonly found in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, cabinets, and near pipes or ducting areas. It only needs a few elements to grow and proliferate throughout your home, the key element being moisture.
Mold behind drywall may be one of the most common household problem areas as drywall, wood, and cotton are ideal food sources.
Ceiling mold is also highly common due to a lack of ventilation and accumulation of moisture.
If the temperature is right, there is a moisture source and enough oxygen, you can be sure mold will begin to grow and spread.
Here are 6 of the most common causes of mold in your home:
- Persistent Humidity
If you live in an area where humidity is consistently high, you may have a problem with mold. This is only natural due to the high moisture content in the air.
- Leaking Pipes in the Home
This is one of the most common causes of mold behind drywall and in under-sink cupboards.
- A Leaking Roof
A roof which is partially damaged due to wear and tear or severe weather conditions can quickly lead to mold build-up in your home.
- A Build-Up of Condensation
During the winter time, some homes may experience a build-up of condensation on cold surfaces due to the fluctuations in temperature.
- A Damp Basement
Due to the fact that they are below ground level, it’s only natural that a basement is exposed to higher levels of moisture.
- Home Flooding
Unfortunately, one of the realities you’ll face after you experience the drama of home flooding is mold growth.
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