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Signs of Need for a Spring Cleaning

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Is there mold in your home?

Spring Cleaning is an important part of everyone’s routine this time of year, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan wants everyone to remember that mold can cause health effects. Here are some signs that you may have a mold problem in your home.


  • Visual: Mold can come in many colors such as black, white, green, orange, and purple. It can also come in many shapes and sizes such as slimey green or black spots, a film on surfaces that frequently come in contact with moisture, or patches.

  • Non Visual: Mold needs darkness, dampness, and a food source in order to reproduce.

    • Crawl Spaces are a prime location for mold. We would advise having a professional assess your crawl space for any possible mold problems.

    • Large appliances that use water such as your washing machine or dishwasher could have mold behind them if there has been any leakage from the running water.

    • Pipes in your home could have leaked and left water behind your walls, if you can see water damage on your walls there is the possibility of mold.

    • Bathrooms due to their constant exposure to water allow for mold growth especially if your fixtures are not properly sealed, allowing for water to drip behind tubs, showers, and sinks creating a hospitable environment for mold.

    • HVAC systems should be regularly inspected for mold in addition to changing filters regularly.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan understands the importance of keeping your home happy and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding mold in your home call 212-768-9400 or visit www.SERVPROmidtownmanhattan.com to schedule a free estimate today!

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