With stories currently breaking about the Lincoln Military Housing Mold, it is only reasonable that families in military-run facilities across the country would want to find out whether or not there is mold in their own homes. While the military has promised that these privately-run homes all will be searched for mold by inspectors, every family should make an inspection of their own to hasten the discovery process.
The main reason why it is important to discover mold in your home as quickly as possible is to ensure that any mold in your home is dealt with rapidly. The sooner mold can be identified and discovered, the more rapidly a family or individual can return to their normal day-to-day activities. First, observe walls, ceilings, and floors of the building, concentrating in particular on the joints where the ceilings, floors, and walls meet. While this seems simplistic, many times mold problems can be detected by observing darker spots in drywall. Pressing a hand to darker spots on the wall can reveal if the wall is damp, which makes that area a good candidate for mold growth, as mold needs darkness and moist areas to grow. Another good place to look in addition to ceilings is where the floorboard meets the wall. Many times, these dark and rarely-trodden areas can conceal mold.
After the cursory inspection is complete, the next best place to look is the places that become damp due to high humidity. Common areas susceptible to mold growing in dank places include laundry rooms, basements, and bathrooms – particularly full bathrooms with showers or bathtubs. When looking in these places, it is again wise to look in the corners where the wall meets the floor, and also behind appliances like the washing machine. Do not neglect to move your appliances and check in hard-to-reach or hard-to-see areas, as these are prime areas for mold growth. Many times, the caulking between the bathtub or shower and the wall has peeled apart with age, allowing water to seep down during normal use.
While discovering and removing mold is a job best left to the experts, if you do find what you believe is mold, do not hesitate to call your office. The faster it is detected, the faster Lincoln Military Housing mold can be removed.