I’m surprised at the number of calls we’re getting for bedroom mold in June & July. Typically most of these calls are surface mold, mold growing on paint and dust, always behind a mattress, dresser or side table that hasn’t been moved for quite some time. I’m surprised because most of these bedroom mold calls happen in the spring after a good cold winter. I was in a home today that just had tenants move out and they found the mold had eaten away parts of the walls in the bedroom.
How many of us change our bedrooms around once we’re content with the way they look?
Reasons for Surface Mold
- Failing to use bathroom fans long enough (30mins after a shower)
- Lack of wall insulation
- Large amounts of dust or debris in corners or behind furniture
- High household temperatures
- Cooking without the exhaust fan running
Have a look in your bedrooms when you have a chance, small amounts of mold can be washed with soap and water and the wall repainted with a good mold and mildew resistant paint with a 5yr. Warranty against mold & mildew growth.
For large amounts of mold I suggest you call a Mold Inspector to look and recommend a safe removal process as well as some preventative maintenance ideas. Better to be safe than try this yourself and have a sick household.
Remember “Control the Moisture, Control the Mold”