5 often-missed places to inspect for mold in your Maryland house

August 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM
bathrooms are an often-missed place in mold inspections in Maryland

No one likes having mold in their house.

Not only do these organisms leave unsightly, hard-to-get-rid-of spots in your home, they’re bad for your health too. This makes it even more important to get rid of all instances of mold as soon as you find them.

Here are five often-missed places that you need to look out for in your next mold inspection for your home in Maryland.

1. Under your sinks

First things first: Mold thrives in warm, dark, and moist spots… like under your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Naturally, these are going to be the first places you’ll want to check during the mold inspections you conduct in your home.

Check these places regularly to ensure that there is no condensation or plumbing leaks that could set up the perfect environment for mold spores to take hold of. During your inspections, make sure to wipe down these surfaces with a cleaning solution containing bleach or hydrogen peroxide as well.

2. In your houseplants

Most indoor gardeners know — and hate — the thought of root rot. Overwatering your plants won’t just cause them to die, they invite mold to come in and take up space alongside your leafy friends as well.

If you’re worried about mold, take extra care not to overwater your plants.

3. On or inside your children’s toys

It’s a well-known fact that young children will put anything they can into their mouths — their toys included. And if they’re not dried and cleaned regularly, they can become breeding grounds for all types of bacteria and mold that may then make their way back into baby’s mouth.

Stop mold in its tracks by tossing their toys in the dishwasher or washing machine (and thoroughly drying them afterward) at least once a week.

4. Behind your water heater

Water heater tanks are notorious for leaking, and chances are you don’t check your water heater very often. Water heater drains often get clogged very easily, which can leave pools of standing water around your water heater tanks.

These three conditions make water heater tanks prime suspects for housing hidden mold colonies in your home. To prevent this, make sure to check the area around your water heater regularly. And if you can, consider switching to a tankless model to remove the need for conducting such inspections so often.

5. On your carpets and upholstery

If you find your carpets and furniture the victims of countless spills, there’s a chance that they may house a mold infestation too. And even if they aren’t, they’re still known for carrying dust and dirt that can attract mold spores too.

To avoid this, make sure to clean your upholstery and carpets regularly, making sure that they dry completely before you hang up your cleaning gloves.

Get in touch with Green Clean Restoration today

When you’re in need of top-tier, professional mold inspection services in Maryland, you can turn to our trusted team of experts to complete the job to your satisfaction.

In addition to mold inspection, we also offer comprehensive mold remediation services (as well as 24-hour emergency services) for the greater Baltimore area and beyond. And because our specialty lies in eco-friendly mold remediation, we’re able to offer ethically responsible mold remediation projects of any size or design.

Want to learn more? We’re here to help!

Get in touch and receive your free quote by filling out the contact form on our website. But if you have any pressing questions or concerns, you can also reach us directly by calling 410-961-6770.

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