The 6 top areas inside homes where Dryfast’s mold removal services are often needed and the reasons why each one is so problematic.
We’ve provided our mold removal services to thousands of customers, and do you have any idea what we’ve noticed? It comes as no surprise to us when we find mold in certain areas, only because we’ve seen it time and time before. We’ll talk about each of the locations in a bit more detail, and after you’ve finished reading it might be wise if you check those areas. You will hopefully find nothing there, but you never know when mold will rear its ugly head and you’ll need to give us a call.
Insides Of Your Walls
Recent building codes have been put in place to make sure the insides of your walls is more airtight, but when this was put into action they must not have been thinking about mold. The new airtight walls in newer buildings allow the moist air to accumulate in small pockets inside the walls, which has seen a sharp rise in our mold removal services thanks to the problems caused by building companies adhering to the new codes. This was already a problematic area, but it’s only begun to get worse.
The Window Frames
Over many years windows lose their ability to keep water out, and it’s even worse when they’re single panned windows. Perhaps you might not be able to see the water because the openings where the water is getting in isn’t too obvious on first glance, but once it does pass through the gaps it can soak into the window frames where it will remain unnoticeable. The water might be allowed to accumulate for a long time, and in the right conditions it will become a breeding ground for mold.
There aren’t many people who care about their garages when they’re attached to their homes, and it’s even worse when they’re detached. It’s easy to ignore puddles on the floor caused by leaking roofs, because if your car can handle rain when it’s outside it won’t be damaged by a small hole in the garage roof. The only trouble is, garages are usually dark and dingy places, so they’re the perfect place for mold to form. It could be growing in there right now, but if you don’t park your car inside you would never know.
Down In The Basement
It’s safe to say water will always fall downwards if possible, because it certainly can’t do the opposite. Considering the basement will be the lowest point in your home, you don’t need a degree to know where the water is going to end up. A little light rain won’t hurt, but after years of wear and tear water will make it into your basement through cracks in the wall if there is a downpour or if large puddles of water are allowed to sit in your garden against the house.
Up In The Attic
The attic has to be one of the best places ever as far as mold growth is concerned. First of all, it doesn’t help that water can easily find its way inside your attic even if you only have a small hole in your roof, and as soon as it rains alarm bells will always start ringing. Add the fact it’s home to a lot of condensation and it’s easy to see why mold loves to grow there. It will help if you use your attic on a regular basis, but the problems start happening if you don’t go up there very often.
Water Heater Rooms
Whenever you see the words ‘water’and ‘heater’together it’s easy to think of mold. If water is allowed to sit somewhere warm for extended periods of time, what else will happen except mold starting to grow? It also makes makes matters worse when old water heaters leak more than usual, plus it’s usually not an area of your home you’re used to checking depending on where your water heater sits. It’s no surprise Dryfast has to carry out our mold removal services in water heater rooms.
Now Go Take A Quick Look
You should always be inspecting your home for mold, because it’s much easier taking care of the problem before it gets worse. It’s possible it will grow anywhere, including outside in your garden, but the aforementioned locations are definitely problematic. Once you’ve checked them out, remember to make your inspections a regular thing so you can catch the mold early in the future should it appear.