If you were playing a game of hide-and-seek, mold would be the ultimate opponent. It can be found almost anywhere, often out of sight. Of course, that musty smell sometimes gives away mold’s location. No one is perfect, after all, but the point is that mold can be tricky to find. You may not even know you have mold until you or a loved one starts experiencing symptoms: nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation, etc. Still, many people write these symptoms off as seasonal allergies. That is until the seasons change and the symptoms stay.
Areas You Might Not Expect to Find Mold
Mold needs just three things to grow: moisture, food, and optimal temperature. Unfortunately for you, mold can find these conditions in more locations than you can probably imagine. While you expect to occasionally find mold in the basement, bathroom, or even your refrigerator, you may be surprised to learn that mold can often be found on ceiling tiles, underneath carpets and pads, inside ductwork, inside walls, behind wallpaper, around pipes, and around water heaters and clothes dryers. Of course, these are just a few areas you might not expect to find mold. It can be found anywhere with moisture, food, and the right temperature: ANYWHERE. Mold is really good at hiding. Fortunately, ServiceMaster of Baltimore is really good at finding moisture that could lead to mold growth if left unaddressed.
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Mold Can Lead to Health Issues, According to CDC
“There are very few reports that toxigenic molds found inside homes can cause unique or rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For the most part, mold exposure causes allergy-like symptoms – sneezing, runny nose, coughing, wheezing, etc. – in people with asthma or mold allergies. Even in some non-allergic individuals, mold can irritate the eyes, skin, and airways. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you or a loved one starts to notice any of the above symptoms, it is a good idea to have your home inspected for mold.
Hopefully you have found our blog, “Areas You Might Not Expect to Find Mold,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.