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Mold: How to spot it and what to do next

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A common enemy of homeowners is mold, as it can grow in places where they don't often see on a daily basis, meaning they have to check areas of their home in which it is most prevalent. And while getting a home inspection before buying a property typically can find these areas with ease, homeowners may have problems creep up with mold over time.

To understand exactly where mold tends to grow, owners would be wise to find the parts of their residence in which they don't find themselves often: dark areas where there is plenty of moisture to allow them to thrive.

Checking in areas of a basement and attic, along with crevices throughout a home, such as the space between a bath tub and cabinet in a bathroom, for instance, are often places where homeowners can find the most mold activity.

The importance of finding mold and eliminating it shortly thereafter is imperative for owners for many reasons. If they ever want to put their property on the market, for example, they will want to eradicate any traces of the substance. But in terms of health, getting rid of heavy mold areas can keep those living at a dwelling from experience an array of symptoms. Those who experience bad allergies or have lung issues are particularly susceptible to worsening health when exposed to mold.

Once all areas of a property where mold exists have been identified, homeowners should get to work on removing what they can. Heavy-hit areas, though, should be dealt with by professionals experienced with eliminating it. While this may come at a price, owners will be able to rest easy knowing their homes aren't becoming overwhelmed by the substance.

To learn more about mold, homeowners can visit various websites, such as that of the Environmental Protection Agency.