A home can be vulnerable to many different types of damages that can render the property unsafe for occupants. Mold is one of the most common of these threats, and a homeowner will want be aware of the areas of their house that are the most likely to be impacted by mold.
Much of the warm and moist air inside the home will rise to the top of the house. This can lead to the humidity levels in the attic being high enough to encourage the growth of mold colonies. The attic can be a uniquely bad area for mold to grow since the spores can spread throughout the home by entering through cracks, ducting or other paths.
Basements And Crawl Spaces
The basement and crawl space of a home can be another area that will be at a much greater risk of developing mold problems. These areas of the home will often have high humidity levels due to the moist air from the soil. Additionally, these are areas of a home that a person may be very unlikely to visit on a regular basis, and this can make it possible for a mold colony to develop with minimal interruptions. As a result, there is a chance that any mold colonies that you find will be well developed and large. To avoid accidentally exposing yourself to harmful spores, contact a mold inspection company to search these areas.
A garage can be extremely exposed to the elements. Leaks from the garage door and a lack of air conditioning or ventilation can create conditions that are highly favorable to the growth of mold. Periodically inspecting the walls and ceiling of the garage can allow you to spot mold colonies before they are able to become extremely large. While a homeowner may assume that mold in the garage is not as serious of a spreading threat, these spores will be able to easily spread to the rest of the home's interior.
Taking steps to prevent the development of large mold colonies can be an important responsibility for those that own houses. However, the development of large mold colonies can be a problem that will eventually arise no matter how careful you are. Regardless of where the mold problems are developing, it will be necessary to have these colonies professionally tested and removed to avoid accidentally exposing yourself to hazardous mold spores.