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Most Common Spots to Find Mold

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Mold can be found in so many places it’s hard to keep track. Here are some places you should definitely check to make sure it isn’t growing there.


  • kitchen sink
    • in and around the drain
    • under the sink
    • around the faucet and knobs
  • refrigerator and pantry
    • old food mold growth
    • trays and shelves in either spot that can collect moisture
  • microwave and stove
    • mold from splattered food
    • mold from dropped pieces and crumbs
  • trash cans
    • dropped food and collected moisture


  • Shower/bathtub
    • shampoo bottles
    • washcloths/loofahs
    • shower curtain
    • faucet/shower head
    • tile and grout
  • Sink
    • sink surfaces
    • counter surfaces
    • toothpaste/toothbrush caddies
    • storage areas under the sink
  • Toilet
    • behind the toilet
    • on the toilet tank
    • around the bottom of the toilet
  • Walls/Floor
    • check inside any corners
    • look  on shelves and behind decorations
    • check around/between any tile


  • Mattress
    • check especially on kids mattresses
  • Windows and window sills
    • condensation buildup
  • AC and heating vents
    • moisture buildup from condensation


  • Furniture
    • moisture in cloth
    • musty smell
  • Plants
    • leak in pot
    • spilled dirt/mud
  • Fireplace/Chimney
    • damaged bricks/seals
    • unwanted critter messes


  • Attic
    • possible roof leaks
    • in the insulation
    • near vents
    • water heater or furnace
    • around soffit vents
  • Basement
    • Around pipes and ducting
    • Near foundation leaks
    • Near sump pump
    • Windows or vents

These are the most common breeding grounds for mold, but it can show up practically anywhere. For more information, you can click here or check out our mold remediation page here.

Remember, if you find yourself dealing with mold we are Here to Help®!

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