Mold represents an aesthetic problem and a health risk that appears in many homes. The appearance of black spots on the walls or ceilings is not only terribly unsightly, but also harmful to people`s health and may negatively affect the indoor environment in the long run, considering that it is not always easy to get rid of it.
Mold is made up of microscopic fungi that multiply through spores and appear in areas with high humidity, which favor both its appearance and development.
Some causes of mold are easy to find, such as toilet water leaks or faucet leaks. Generally, mold is more likely to appear where it finds moisture, which allows its development.
Bathrooms are some of the most targeted places because often there is not adequate ventilation to remove steam resulted from bathing or showering. The steam rises and settles on the ceiling and on the corners of the walls, so it is good to inspect these areas regularly.
Excess moisture can also be found in drawers, cabinets, behind furniture, in the ceilings as well as in other areas that lack proper ventilation. In addition to inspecting your home carefully and periodically, it is a good idea to use dehumidifiers and if needed hire mold abatement Denver professionals to remove the mold from your home.