Some of the Most Common Places to Find Mold in Your Home

Some of the Most Common Places to Find Mold in Your Home

At some point, most Central Florida homeowners can expect to see mold in their homes. The region’s humidity levels are often upwards of 80 percent. When that moisture combines with poor indoor ventilation, it can cause considerable mold growth and spread. While mold in the home isn’t always something to worry about, once it begins growing and multiplying, your level of exposure increases, as do the chances of related health issues and structural damage.

Central Florida Restoration Solutions provides mold damage removal and remediation services that ensure your family and home are protected and safe.

Common Places Mold Appears in Central Florida Homes

Household mold thrives in damp and humid areas. So it’s no surprise that some of the most common places you’re likely to find it in your home are in bathrooms, crawl spaces, kitchens, laundry rooms, and around HVAC equipment.

There are literally thousands of mold types, and they all share two characteristics:

  1. They have an insatiable appetite for all things organic
  2. They require moisture for their digestive enzymes to work

Every home contains the fundamental ingredients mold needs to grow, including moisture, darkness, and oxygen. Aside from humidity, something as simple as a small pipe leak can also supply all the water mold needs to thrive and multiply.

How to Identify Mold Damage

Fortunately, most molds rarely do severe structural damage—unless, that is, they’re neglected for a long time. But they can cause enough damage to certain materials to the point you need to replace them, including:

  • Drywall and carpet backing
  • Insulation
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood furniture
  • Roof supports

Poorly ventilated bathrooms and garages, kitchen and laundry room leaks, and unencapsulated crawl spaces put your Central Florida home at risk for mold damage.

The sooner you identify one or more mold problems in your home, the easier it’ll be to manage them. Keep in mind that some mold types are difficult to detect with the naked eye and hard to remove without expert intervention. A professional remediation company like CFRS can help you eliminate your home’s mold issues and share tips that help you prevent future problems.

Here’s what to look for:

  • Bulging walls, blistering paint, or loose wall and floor tiles.
  • A pervasive musty smell.
  • A “spongy feel” to the floor, especially over the crawlspace.

Bodily signs of a household mold problem include fatigue, increased asthma and allergy symptoms, and skin redness or inflammation.

If you suspect mold damage or mold infestation in your property, you’re probably right. Having your home professionally tested for mold can quickly confirm your suspicions. You can then begin to use whatever means and services are necessary to remove the mold, address the moisture’s source, and restore your home’s healthy and safe living conditions.

Professional Mold Damage Services You Can Depend On

If you detect the presence of mold or mold damage, or if someone in your Central Florida home is experiencing symptoms that could be caused by mold, the specialists at CFRS are here to help. Our mold remediation and restoration team has specialized knowledge and uses the industry’s latest equipment and techniques to rid your home of mold, prevent mold damage from spreading, and return your home’s mold levels to acceptable limits.

Because each home’s mold damage is different, we tailor our solutions to your unique needs. We’re skilled at uncovering even the lowest levels of mold and mold damage. And our friendly and respectful teams will always restore your home to its natural, healthy state as quickly as possible. We also provide water damage, fire damage, and smoke damage solutions you can trust.

Contact CFRS today for mold damage remediation services or any other restoration services required to keep your home and family secure.

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