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Five Areas Where you Can Find Mold & What to Do to Stay Safe

Five Areas Where you Can Find Mold & What to Do to Stay Safe

Mold can be found almost anywhere, and it's important to know the signs of mold growth in your home or business. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, but they can cause long-term health problems if left untreated, not to mention the costly damage that they can cause.

 

Bio-One is a micro-certified mold remediation contractor, and our trained specialists can detect the source of mold growth and effectively remove it from your property. In this blog post, we'll cover the five most common places you're likely to find the mold and what you can do about it.

 

If you see mold in any of these places, it's important to call a professional like Bio-One right away:

In the Bathroom

 

Mold loves damp, humid environments, which is why the bathroom is one of the most common places to find it. To prevent mold growth in your bathroom, make sure to keep the area well-ventilated by opening a window or running the exhaust fan during and after showers.

 

Wipe down wet surfaces, such as the tub, shower, sink, and countertops, as soon as possible. If you see any mold growth, scrub it with a solution of water and detergent solution before drying the area completely.

 

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Damp moldy bathroom. Photo credit: Bio-One of Pittsburgh.

In the Kitchen

 

Mold can also commonly be found in the kitchen, especially around the sink and in cabinets. To prevent mold growth in your kitchen, make sure to keep food stored in airtight containers and to clean up spills immediately. Wipe down wet surfaces, such as the sink, countertops, and backsplash, as soon as possible. Don't forget to clean the inside of cabinets, as mold can often grow in hidden places.

 

Cleaning up mold by yourself can be dangerous. If you suffer from allergies or other respiratory health conditions, leave the remediation process to professionals.

Bio-One cleaning up mold. Photo credit: Bio-One of Pittsburgh.

On windowsills

 

Mold loves sunlight, which is why windowsills are often one of the first places it will grow. To prevent mold growth on windowsills, make sure to keep the area clean and dust-free. Wipe down wet surfaces as soon as possible and open the window to let in the fresh air.

 

On walls

 

Mold can also grow on walls, especially if there is a water leak. To prevent mold growth on walls, make sure to repair any leaks immediately and keep the area clean and dry.  You can also try using a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. If you already have mold on your walls, you'll need to clean it off and make sure to prevent future growth.

Start by scrubbing the mold with a brush and soapy water. You can also use a cleaning solution, but be sure to ventilate the area well and wear gloves, masks, and other protective gear when cleaning mold. Once you've removed the mold, make sure to repair any leaks or other moisture problems so that mold doesn't come back.

In basements

 

Basements are another common place to find mold, as they are often damp and humid. To prevent mold growth in your basement, make sure to keep the area well-ventilated by opening a window or running a dehumidifier. Wipe down wet surfaces as soon as possible and clean the area regularly.

 

For mold remediation, Call Bio-One!

 

If you suspect mold growth in your home or business, it's important to call a mold remediation company like Bio-One right away. Our trained specialists can detect the source of mold growth and effectively remove it from your property. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

Mold can be unsightly and dangerous, so it's important to know the signs of mold growth in your home or business. 

Bathroom foundations damaged by mold. Photo credit: Bio-One of Pittsburgh.

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Bio-One of Pittsburgh is always ready to address problems that result from unforeseen circumstances, such as death and critical injury. Our certified technicians are always prepared to help you deal with extreme situations that may be emotionally and physically taxing, allowing you to concentrate on other essential tasks to begin the healing process in a clean environment. Locally owned and operated, we provide:

Professional cleaning, disinfection, and decontamination services

 

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Bio-One technician cleaning up mold. Photo credit: Bio-One of Pittsburgh.

Bathroom restored by Bio-One of Pittsburgh. Photo credit: Bio-One of Pittsburgh.

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Bio-One works closely with victim support centers nationwide and local authorities, communities, emergency services personnel, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, insurance companies, and other organizations to accomplish each customer the most efficient and superior service possible. 

 

Many crime scene cleanup companies may face unexpected, unfortunate life events. Still, Bio-One is the right choice because of our expertise and profoundly caring and discreet specialists.

 

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Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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