Damp and poorly ventilated areas are the perfect breeding grounds for mold in any residential dwelling. When mold gets into your cabin, it can become a serious health hazard. What is worse is that mold can provoke more than simple allergic reactions. Here are four key areas in your cabin to be watching out for mold growth.
Basements are a favorite place for mold to take up residence in a cabin. For starters, basements are often dark which means there is little to no sunlight in this area of the cabin hindering mold growth. Additionally, a lot of basements leak, rendering the space to be damp, which makes your basement an ideal environment where mold can thrive.
Has the carpeting in your cabin been soaked recently by a lot of water or backed up sewage, and you are working frantically to get it clean and dry again? Even if you think your carpets are dry, you may still have a serious mold problem on your hands. Even in a slightly damp carpet, mold can take hold many hours later. You may even need to work with a company that does mold remediation to keep the situation with mold from getting fully established inside your cabin’s carpeting.
Sometimes you can have a tiny amount of water dripping under your kitchen sink into the cabinet’s wooden interior below. This is another dark, damp place with poor ventilation where mold can start to grab hold. You may have to look carefully with a flashlight to see where in the cabinets the mold is presently growing in order to address this hidden problem.
A chimney is the last place you might expect to find mold taking up residence in your cabin. Yet, it can be one of the best hiding places for mold where no one would think to look. The inside of a chimney serves as a space where water, dirt and other organic components, suitable for promoting mold growth, tends to accumulate.
Once it has been a while since you smelled that musty, mold smell around your cabin, you may notice that you are feeling and breathing better these days. This is because the mold that once plagued your cabin is now gone. Now that the mold has been removed from your cabin, be sure to start working on strategies to keep mold away from your family dwelling for as long as you possibly can.