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Where can you find mold?

SERVPRO of Birmingham is here to handle your water damage as well as certain scenarios that arise from there, like the growth of mold. Here are a few places you can find mold:

 

Where mold grows:

  • around windows where moisture condenses
  • near leaky sinks or pipes
  • on basement walls or in a crawlspace
  • on bathroom tile
  • in or near shower and tub areas
  • on exposed insulation facing in attics
  • in washing machines
  • on the refrigerator’s gasket or water dispenser drip pan

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the top places mold hides include:

  • the backside of drywall
  • behind wallpaper or paneling
  • on the top side of ceiling tiles
  • underneath carpets and pads
  • inside walls around pipes or on wood framing (due to leaking or condensing pipes)
  • the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation might form)
  • inside ductwork
  • in roof materials above the ceiling (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation) 

Credit: safebee.com