All homes have the key ingredients needed for mold growth. When you add moisture, whether from a water leak, stagnant water, or high levels of humidity, into the mix, that’s where mold problems begin. Knowing where mold is commonly found in homes can help.
The warm, wet environment you find in bathrooms is a welcome invitation for mold to grow. Low ventilation and humidity without the use of an open window or fan can cause trouble. First place to look would be of course in the shower and bathtub. It isn’t always that easy to find. Check washcloths, around the faucet, shower head and tile grout. But don’t forget to look under the soap dish and shampoo bottles too. Next. Check the sink and toilet. The sink and counter of course but also check out the toothpaste and toothbrush holders. Humidity can also be around the tank of your toilet and in the cabinet under your sink and under throw rugs and shower mats inside and out of the shower. Make sure there hasn’t been any leaks behind the shower or tub where mold can grow quickly in the walls.