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Places Mold Can Hide

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Mold and water damage. Hidden mold growth might seem like an impossible problem.

When your Edmond, OK, has mold growth, there is an undeniably musty odor that can’t be overlooked. While the smell is very noticeable, the source of it isn’t always so easy to decipher. If you have had recent flooding, it can be easy to determine there could be mold on wood or other organic materials. If there hasn’t been any noticeable water damage, there is moisture lurking somewhere in your home.

Top Hiding Spots
Mold is a tricky fungus that loves warm weather, moisture, and food, which happens to be about any organic material found in the home. Along with moldy drywall or other structural components hidden behind the walls, there are a number of surprising places where mold could be growing. If you can’t easily find the source, check the following areas:

Window sills
Carpet and carpet pads
Refrigerator or HVAC drip pans
Attics and crawlspaces
Washing machines
Air ducts
Water heaters
Ceiling tiles

Professional Help
Even a little mold growth can turn into a big problem. Unlike mildew, which sits on the surface, mold penetrates below a surface. If mold is hiding in your home, it can slowly be rotting integral components and precious belongings. If it continues to go unchecked, it can be much more difficult to clean up.

At the first signs of that musty odor, inspect your home. If you are unable to locate the trouble area, or you find it and it is more than you expected, immediately call mold remediation and restoration expert. Along with having the latest tools and expertise to clean up the mold, they also have certified technicians trained in finding hidden water sources. Once the mold is discovered, they use containment procedures to keep it from spreading during the remediation process.

Hidden mold growth might seem like an impossible problem. Knowing where to look and getting the right help can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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