08/14/2018

Where to Find Hidden Mold in Your Home

When it comes to keeping your home free from mold, there is a number of places which you just wouldn’t think of to clean. Below is a brief list from Disaster Kleenup Thistle DKI Nevada about some of those very spaces.

Attic

If you have cardboard boxes in your attic which are pressed against your ceiling or walls then there is a good chance that you have mold growth. Whether it’s a small leak in your roof or even just moisture build up from the temperatures changes in your home, these areas are a hotbed for mold growth. Every six months, take the time to move these boxes and wipe them down to remove any moisture. If possible, consider swapping these boxes for mold-resistant options like plastic storage tubs.

Your Carpet and Padding

When you really think about it, all of the debris and moisture that your guests walk into your home has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is the root of your carpet fiber and, in turn, your carpet padding. As you know, moisture buildup in a dark space is the perfect breeding ground for mold, and that’s exactly what happens at the base of your carpet. The best way to check is to get close to your carpet and smell for any mold growth. If you suspect that it is growing, lifting a small piece of your carpet is the only way to find out.

Leave Mold Remediation to the Professionals

If you find mold in your home it’s important to remember that removing it isn’t always a DIY job. This is because the very act of removing it can actually cause it to spread further in your home. Instead, speak with a professional at Disaster Kleenup Thistle DKI Nevada by calling 1 702 871 8462 to book an appointment and to discuss the mold removal options available.