Vents in the air conditioner
Mold can grow in air ducts, despite its rarity. The simplest way to find mold is to look for visible signs of it inside your vents. If all else fails, your nose is the next best thing. You should be fine if you can’t see or smell mold, but if you want to be sure, a trusted mold remediation service professional can test for mold.
Do you want to be knocked over by a blast of musty air when you open your front-loader? These machines’ watertight design provides the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. Regularly clean the gasket with hot soapy water, as well as the detergent dispensers, to keep it smelling fresh and clean. Then, using hot water and a cup of bleach OR baking soda, run an empty wash cycle. If the smell persists, you may have mold behind the drum, a clogged drain, or a clogged filter, all of which will necessitate professional assistance.
Hot Water Heater
Hot water heaters, which are usually tucked away in closets or in the dark corner of utility rooms, can cause a lot of mold damage if they leak. Large leaks leave obvious puddles, but mold on the floor and walls surrounding your water heater could indicate a slow leak (or another issue). Replace the water heater or address the leak and moldy materials as soon as possible to prevent the spread of mold and further damage to building materials.
Refrigerators are appliances that keep food cold.
Is there a musty odor in the fridge? Using 1-tbsp baking soda solution to 1-quart warm water, which acts as a natural fungicide. After you’ve cleaned out the contents of your refrigerator, wipe down the walls, floors, and ceilings, making sure to get into the crevices of that nasty gasket around the door. Don’t forget about your freezer!
It’s critical to completely remove any mold in your home as soon as possible. Mold exposure has been linked to a variety of health problems, ranging from allergies and asthma to bronchitis and pneumonia, as well as chronic fatigue, digestive problems, and depression. To help meet all of your home service needs contact ProClean and schedule a consultation.