Sunday, 1 March 2009

Kitchens And Bathrooms Are More Subject To Mold In A Home

In your home there are numerous places that water damage is capable of thriving. You already know that mold can gather in places that are hot and have moisture. But do you know the places in your home that are the biggest hotbeds for mold growth? Well, those two areas would be the kitchen and the bathroom. Here are some tips on how to detect water damage, and even how to prevent further damage from being done to your home.

The first and most high profile hotbed for water damage is your kitchen. The kitchen is the place where you prepare your meals for your family and there is a lot of water going through this one little area. You wash your dishes in the sink and while it may be the area where things get cleaned, you may want to check underneath because your sink cabinet may be hiding a dirty little secret in the form of mold. Underneath your kitchen sink, you may be surprised to find that mold is growing its own little nasty civilization and you have not even realized it. If the damage done is not too extensive, then you can simply use a chemical cleaning agent to clean up the mold.

Another place in the kitchen that is a hotbed for mold attraction is your dishwasher. Let us say, just for the sake of argument, you have not been raking out your plates before putting them in the dishwasher. And let us also say that you have not done the dishes in a day or two. The food that gets caught in your dishwasher is becoming a food trough for unwanted mold and other assorted bacteria. As with the mold underneath the sink, you can easily remedy this with the use of chemical cleaning agents.

The next area of interest for mold in your home is the bathroom. The first place to start, like in the kitchen, is underneath the sink. Employ the same methods used to deal with any mold as you did with the kitchen sink. The next area to inspect is outside of the tub, where it is very easy for moisture to gather. You can use chemical cleaners here, as well. The positioning of your shower curtain may also be a factor in how water is escaping, so always have the curtain inside the tub. The shower curtain, walls, and ceiling are also places in the bathroom to check because of all of the humidity that is so common in bathrooms.

About the Author

Aydan Corkern is a writer, water damage restoration professional, and promoter of water damage texas and water damage kentucky.

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