What’s the worst thing you can find in your home besides outdated wallpaper? Mold, that is! Coming in a variety of different shapes and sizes, mold can be found anywhere in your house — but the most common of areas is your bathroom. If you're not sure where to look first in the commode, then here are some common areas where mold can be potentially found:
Peek Inside the Bathroom Vanity
One of the most common areas to discover mold is inside the cabinets of the bathroom vanity. Sometimes when you can’t catch a pipe leak quick enough, water from the leak will begin to disperse in the form of droplets. When this happens, usually you’ll clean it up the water to prevent any damage — however, sometimes you won’t be able to spot all of the droplets, which could lead to mold if left there for quite some time. Since many bathroom vanities have cabinets, which don’t see light quite often, there is the potential to have mold buildup. To prevent any mold, open up the cabinets beneath the sink and give it a quick inspection with a flashlight.
Look Behind the Toilet
Another prime area for possible mold buildup is behind the toilet. As it’s known, toilets use an excessive amount of water on a daily basis — and it’s quite possible that water could make its way outside of the “throne” on the occasion. Just like your bathroom vanity, it’s important to take a look behind the toilet from time-to-time and see if there is any water laying around. Another important to feature to note: take a look at the pipework of your toilet, to see if anything is leaking. If that’s the case, then it’s important to call us right away to fix the problem!
Inspect the Window Sill
Believe it or not, a common mold “hangout” in your bathroom is on the window sill. Unlike traditional images of mold (greenish), window sill mold can sometimes go unnoticed — since it will look like dirt/debris. If your bathroom has a window sill or ledge, then it’s best to take a closer look at this architectural detail before the mold begins to worsen. If you do find some mold, then it’s best to use a bathroom-safe mold and mildew remover that can do the job — since traditional soap won’t do the job efficiently.If you’re noticing a constant mold problem in your bathroom or home, it may be due to poor ventilation. Looking for a solution? Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling — or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly!