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While mold spores can easily find their way into your Sun City Center, Florida, home as soon as you open the door, it’s when the fungi starts to grow on walls and surfaces that you start to have a problem. This type of mold growth shows that you have significant moisture and condensation problems. Because it requires only moisture and warm temperatures to grow, mold can live almost anywhere in the home. However, by knowing where mold hides, you can help prevent it or routinely check your home to eradicate it.

The Ceiling

It’s not every day that you sit and stare at the ceiling, but every so often, you may want to glance up. Mold can grow on ceiling drywall or tiles, and if you’re not careful, it can spread at an alarming rate. Most often, this is a sign of humidity that’s too high in the home, but it can also signify that you have a leaky pipe or roof leak that’s fostering mold growth.

Insulation

Although you don’t regularly see your insulation, its ability to hold in heat and moisture makes it a virtual petri dish for mold to grow. Make sure to check any exposed insulation in the home thoroughly. If you find mold, you’ll need to replace the affected area with new insulation. Failure to do so can result in physical ailments, even if you don’t regularly come in contact with the insulation.

Furniture

Mold can grow on any type of organic material, including fabric and wood. As a result, your furniture is particularly susceptible to mold growth. To ensure that there’s no mold on your couches, chairs, cabinets, or love seats, check every portion of them, including underneath. If possible, keep these items away from walls where they don’t get as much air flow. Lack of air causes the condensation necessary for mold to thrive.

Mold can grow virtually anywhere in the home, creating a health problem in the process. If you inspect your home and notice some mold, don’t let the problem fester. Call ServiceMaster 24 Hour at 813-603-2001 for expert mold remediation.

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