Mold can grow anywhere it can find moisture inside your home. For example, if you leave dirty clothes sitting in a basket or in your washer, mold will eventually start to grow on them. Water leaks in your home, such as leaky plumbing, causes mold, as well as high humidity levels. You should also look outside your home, however, because things like faulty gutters, leaks in your roof, and water at your home's foundation that can cause mold to grow in your home.
Take a ladder outside and inspect your gutters. If they are not healthy, they can cause mold to grow in your home. Look for things like stagnant water standing in them, as well as dirt and fungus sprouting up from the water.
If the gutters are not driving rainwater and other moisture away from your home, it seeps down into the foundation, and causes wood to rot. This water can also run down the walls and get into them through any small opening. If this happens, mold will have the perfect place to grow and thrive.
If you have a basement, the water will leak into it also. This can cause mold growth, as well as other problems inside your basement, such as water damage to your furnace, flooring, and more.
Leaks in Roof
If your roof has a leak, it causes water to get into the attic, which leads to mold growth. Check the attic on a regular basis for any leaks. Keep an eye on the roof of the attic also. If water leaks down into the attic floor, you may notice a leak on your ceilings inside your home.
If you see any water damage on the roof, you should hire a roofing contractor to repair the leak or replace your roof.
Find Water Around Foundation
If you have water pooling outside around your home's foundation, it can cause a leak in your basement, which leads to mold growing. If you have this problem, look at your property. If you notice the ground slopes towards your home, you should hire someone to modify the slope so the water will drain away from your home. If you do not want to make this modification, you can hire someone to dig a ditch to channel the water away.
If you have mold growth in your home, take steps to remove it as soon as possible. If you have problems doing this, you should hire a mold cleaning specialist (such as one from RESTOR Property Restoration) to remove it for you.