Whether you own or rent your home, you have a responsibility to keep it safe for you and your family. One of the most important things you can do in this regard is check regularly for signs of mold.
Mold can have serious effects on your health and the structural integrity of your property. If left to its own devices, it can cause respiratory problems, headaches, or nausea in otherwise healthy people. It can also eat away at wood and other building materials, generating thousands of dollars in damage.
This is why it’s a good idea to conduct regular inspections in the areas where mold and mildew are most likely to be growing. In general, anywhere that is damp and dark could be a potential breeding ground. This includes conspicuous places such as bathrooms and kitchens, but also less obvious ones such as the basement, under your air conditioner, in curtains, and around air vents.
Searching in these potential trouble spots means you will have a better chance of identifying and mitigating mold before it can hurt your loved ones. To help accomplish this, use the accompanying infographic as a checklist. It details the most common areas mold could be lurking.
Infographic created by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons