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How To Find Mold In Your Laundry Room , 13 th Jun 2017

Mold growth is not limited to your basement. Don’t get us wrong, the basement is a common place to find mold growth, but there are other areas of your home where mold will flourish.

Your laundry room, for example, most likely produces the ideal environment for mold growth because of the abundance of two key conditions: heat and humidity.

In this issue, we’ll share tips for how to find and prevent mold from growing in your laundry room.

How do I find mold in my laundry room?

If you recently experienced flooding in your laundry room, you need to thoroughly inspect the area. If you find mold, you need to call a professional mold removal expert to make sure all of it is safely removed.

If you see mildew or notice a musty smell, combine water with bleach to scrub down the affected surface.

How can I prevent mold from growing in my laundry room?

You should commit to checking your laundry room throughout the year for signs of water damage and leaks.

Pay special attention to your washing machine hoses by pulling the unit away from the wall, and checking for hoses that are drying or cracking. It’s also a good idea to let the unit run while you check the hoses for leaks.

Other things that can prevent mold growth are:

  • Drying all clothes as soon as they’re washed;
  • Placing a dehumidifier in the laundry room, and try to keep levels under 45%;
  • Making sure your ventilation is directed outside of your home;
  • Placing desiccants packets in strategic places in your laundry room so that they can absorb the moisture in the room; and
  • Repairing any leaks you find as soon as possible.

Let the Pros at J&M Keystone, Inc. Can Check and Treat Your Home for Mold

Mold growth can begin in your home in just 72 hours after water or moisture has found its way into your home. While you can generally spot mold in easily visible places, mold can also thrive while hidden in walls, above the ceiling or underneath the floor.

While the tips listed above are good habits to get into to curb mold growth, it’s in your best interest to have a professional mold remediation specialist – like J&M Keystone, Inc. – to make sure all mold patches are treated.

Call us today at 800-368-275

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