Have you been noticing a musty smell in your home that does not go away? This is due to moisture somewhere, which can be addressed with improvements like better ventilation, waterproofing or crawlspace encapsulation if needed. The moisture may be coming from a hidden problem in your home, and in addition to the musty smell, there may be a mold problem somewhere. Here are some of the unsuspecting places that you may want to investigate for potential mold problems that need to be addressed in your home:
1. Bathrooms And Kitchens With Hidden Plumbing Problems That Need Repairs
Once mold begins to grow, it only needs a small amount of moisture to spread all over your home. Common mold problem can often be found in kitchens and bathrooms that may have plumbing problems that need repair. This can be something as simple as a slight plumbing leak that is causing the moisture. Uninsulated pipes can also produce moisture that gets trapped in walls, which can lead to these problems. Repairing the plumbing can prevent these problems and help keep your home mold-free.
2. Exterior Leaks With Roofs And Finishes That Cause Moisture To Be Trapped
There are many parts of an exterior finish that can lead to water leaks in your home. This is often the roof of your home and small leaks that may go unnoticed for a long period of time. In addition to the roof, areas like siding, around windows and the eaves of your home can also be a potential source for the leaks and water problems in your home. Doing regular exterior maintenance and repairs is a good way to prevent these types of moisture problems in your home.
3. Foundation Problems And Poor Drainage Causing Moisture Problems Beneath Your Home
Foundations can be the source of moisture and mold problems that may go unnoticed for years. If you have a home on a basement and it is not finished, small leaks in waterproofing and cracks in the foundation can lead to serious water and mold problems in your home. In addition, crawlspaces are known for being damp, humid areas of homes. Crawlspaces can also be the area where a mold problem starts in your home. If you have a crawlspace foundation, consider having it encapsulated to keep the moisture out, which will also help to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
These are some of the unsuspecting places that mold may be hiding in your home. If you suspect there is a mold problem due to one of these problems, contact a mold investigation service to have the problem inspected to see if you need mold remediation done.