Mold is one of the most common living organisms in the world, and it could be hiding in your home right now, and you probably don’t even know it. Mold grows wherever moisture and organic matter exist and it can be dangerous to both the materials themselves and your health. Although mold is often found by the look of it or the smell of it, it can sometimes grow in spaces you just don’t think of, and won’t find until it’s done some big damage.
So let’s take a look at some strange places where you can find mold in your home and its surroundings.
In or On Toys
Children put almost everything in their mouths and this means their toys can get dirty and bacteria and moisture can accumulate on and within toys. Even the hardest plastic toys can lead to bacteria and moisture growth over time, so make sure they get put through a washing machine or dishwasher (and left to air dry) to prevent mold.
Most sinks are a warm, moist and dark environment, which makes them perfect for mold. Check these areas frequently for condensation, and water leaks and wipe things down with bleach to prevent mold from occurring. One sink that’s often forgotten is the laundry sink, so don’t forget to check that!
On or Under Floor Mats
The humble doormat is a great way to keep your home clean, but it can easily trap moisture under the mat, and this will create the perfect environment for mold spores to grow and thrive. As often as you can, rinse out your doormat and let it dry fully whenever you have the chance.
In The Car
This one often goes under the radar, but you can one day open your car door to find it smells off, or there’s mold growing on your upholstery. This can happen if you eat in the car, or if you spill water in the car and leave it in a damp garage overnight. Once you turn the A/C on, this mold can then spread, so it’s best to not try and clean this yourself and call a car mold removal service nearby .
Under The Boat Cover
Similar to the above, stored boats are a great place for mold to grow. The mold can grow under the cove, on your seat cushions or even in the bulkhead. This is because boats can easily be a place for air to sit still, and humidity to grow under the cover, so keep an eye out for your boat. The best option is to keep air circulating inside, use dehumidifiers and clean the boat cover, but if there’s already mold growing, you’ll need a leading boat mold removal company to come by.
If you notice mold growing in these inconspicuous areas, it’s likely that there’s mold all over your home as well. So consider calling Flood Pro’s USA for a preventative mold inspection and removal.