Mold can be found both indoors and outdoors. There is no one way that mold can enter your home. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, heating and air conditioning systems. Mold that is found outdoors can attach itself to your clothes, shoes, bags, and pets, which then can be transported to your home.
Most commonly, mold will grow in places with high levels of moisture such as around leaking roofs, windows, pipes, or anywhere that had flooding issues. Mold grows easily on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles and wood products.
If you find mold in your home, there are ways that you can control the mold growth such as:
- Controlling the humidity.
- Fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes.
- Cleaning the floors and thoroughly drying it shortly after.
- Ventilating areas with high levels of moisture. (Showers, Laundry, Cooking Stations)
The best plan of action when confronting mold in your home is to clean the area that has mold and fixes the moisture issue. There are numerous commercial cleaning products available that can help combat mold in your home. If the mold issue is severe, consult with a professional mold and asbestos remediation service provider.