When you understand the common causes of mold growth in homes, it’s easier to prevent the mold from even starting to grow because the last thing you want is a house full of mold. If you do find mold in your home, it can be removed. Because it’s so dangerous, it’s best to mitigate any chances of mold growing in your home.
What are the Common Causes of Mold Growth?
There are many different things that can cause mold in your home, and then there are many factors that can contribute to mold growth in your home. One of the most common reasons mold starts to grow is because you have too much moisture inside. Mold requires moisture to grow and spread. These are some of the conditions that cause mold to grow and spread:
- A leak in your roof
- Windows that leak
- Leaving windows open when it rains
- Leaky or broken pipes
- Any appliance leak – toilet, bathtub, shower, washing machine, or sink
- Bathrooms that are poorly ventilated
- Wet clothes that aren’t put away/dried
- Damp basements
- The humidity level in your home is greater than 50 percent
- A problem with your HVAC system
- Water damage
If your home has any of these conditions, then it’s important to catch these as soon as possible. If you have any leaks or water spills, it’s important to fix them as soon as you notice them and make sure any spill is thoroughly dried. If your home has high levels of humidity or your basement is damp, you should purchase a dehumidifier to catch any extra moisture.
Even with the best preventative measures, mold can start to grow in a home. If your home has any signs that there could be mold, the best thing to do is to contact a professional right away. A professional knows what to look for with mold in all areas of your home and will be able to ensure that they get rid of every trace of mold, even that you can’t see.
If you could have mold in your home, call the professionals at Bay State Mold Removal. We are offering free estimates and 24/7 mold removing services. To get in contact with us, you can reach out on our website or call us directly at 857-389-5284 . We will help your home get and stay mold free.