Posted on: 20 December 2021Share
Mold is a major threat to any building. However, it is a reality that homeowners may not take this threat as seriously as they should. This can lead to mold problems being given enough time to grow in severity before they are found. In particular, there are a few areas of the home particularly susceptible to developing extensive mold problems.
The bathroom is one of the areas of your home that will be at the greatest risk of developing mold problems due to the high humidity levels created when bathing and showing. If the ventilation in the bathroom is not sufficient, moisture can linger long enough between showers and baths to allow mold colonies to develop. If your home's bathroom has poor ventilation, upgrades may be needed to keep the risks of a mold problem developing as low as possible.
Crawlspaces And Basements
The crawlspaces and basement of your home are other areas that will tend to have high humidity levels. This is often the result of moisture from the ground seeping into the areas. Having the crawlspace encapsulated and the basement waterproofing are steps that will significantly reduce the risk of mold colonies starting to grow in these areas. In addition to being extremely effective at preventing you from needing mold remediation services for these areas, these upgrades may actually be surprisingly affordable.
A mold problem in the HVAC system is a significant problem. When air is moving through the ducting, it will be able to carry spores throughout the entire home, which can allow a mold problem to rapidly worsen. Periodically cleaning the ducting can remove dust or other substances that are able to trap condensation, which could create conditions where mold is able to establish a colony. In addition to having the ducting cleaned periodically, making sure to change the air filter regularly can further reduce the risk of dust or mold spores making it into the ducting.
A leak in the roof or poor ventilation in the attic can allow moisture conditions to develop that might be conducive to mold colonies. Periodically assessing the attic can help you to find leaks in the roof that could allow mold to grow or colonies that have already established themselves. For an attic that has poor ventilation, installing roof vents might be able to reduce the tendency of warm moist air to get trapped in the attic.
Calling 1-800-BUSY-DOG can help with these issues.