Where will you find mold in your home?

Mold is becoming more and more of a health concern as the country is becoming educated on the dangers of mold and associated mold toxins. There are a number of places that mold will begin to manifest itself when a home has an elevated mold spore count. Keep in mind the mold is everywhere, it just manifests itself in areas that have water issues.

The top ten are:

1. Bathrooms including grout, caulk, flooring and ceilings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Window sills and window tracks (particularly the North side of the home)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Basement foundation walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Sink drains, sink overfill reservoirs, and floor drains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Crawlspaces/attics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Toilets that have lost their seal and wobble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Front loading washing machines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Soft water system salt tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. HVAC duct work including humidifiers installed on HVAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Under toilet tank lid