Mold Inspection Orange County: What Parts of the House Are Most Susceptible to Mold

December 21, 2016

Mold-in-Bathroom-Mold-Inspection-Orange-CountyWe have written about mold before. It is a nasty fungi, not only unappealing to see and smell, but also potentially allergenic and some varieties are toxic as well. In order to keep your home safe from this calamity, you need to make sure that there are no dark, wet places. That’s why water damage restoration is essential for keeping your home in the best possible condition. Moist spots away from light are ideal for mold growth, and soon enough you may start feeling the adverse effects of a mold infestation.

It is good to have a mold inspection every once in a while. You can do a preliminary inspection yourself. However, if you do suspect you have mold, do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. Mold can be very dangerous, and requires professional equipment to deal with. Professional mold inspection in Orange County is fairly easy to come by. If you are keen to search for yourself, make sure to thoroughly check these following places in your home.


Sinks in your bathroom or in your kitchen are never far from water, and are rarely dry. This is exactly the type of environment that is suitable for mold. Inspect the parts on the underside, which are often not seen and may not be cleaned as often. To avoid this problem, intensify the cleaning frequency and try to be more thorough with it.


Any and every part of bathroom is often in contact with water. Even though we clean the residual water from visible places, we may not be able to clean it all from those hard to reach parts. If the water accumulates, and there are mold spores around (and there almost always are), it may lead to infestation. Be more mindful when water is spilt to clean it up promptly to avoid hardship later on.


Ever a dark place, the basement is a prime candidate for a mold infestation. If there are pipes going through it, the chance increases significantly. It is often less visited, so any moisture build-up may go unnoticed for just long enough to start a mold infestation. More frequent mold inspection in your basement can probably save you a lot of trouble and a lot of money down the line.


Even though it is not a living part of the house, the garage is often used and therefore a mold infestation is an unwelcome thing here as well. Since you don’t spend as much time here, you can easily miss the early signs of a problem. If you are storing liquids here, make sure that they are tightly sealed. Additionally, if you keep a fridge here as well, check it every so often.


Our indoor plumbing systems are elaborate and complicated. Chances are there are pipes running all through your house. And every one of those pipes carries with it potential for moisture build-up. And since they are for the most part out of sight, mold can grow on them for a long time before it is discovered. Often times, professional mold inspection is required to locate the source.

Washing machine/dishwasher

Finally, our appliances which use lots of water may be the source of a leak, which supports the growth of mold. Washing machines and dishwashers are the most common, but also fridges or freezers may have a moisture build-up around them. Mind the valves that connect these machines to a water source.

Any of these causes may start a mold infestation. However, it is not enough to just fix the cause. Mold is resistant, and can wait dormant until the conditions are good for its growth again. After a mold inspection, you should invest in mold remediation. Emergency home solutions offers mold inspection and other mold-related services in Orange County. Contact us now to find out more.