+ Basements, kitchens(bottom of fridge), around the bathroom vanities, washer/dryer areas
+ The underside of carpets and pads
+ Front and back side of drywall, wallpaper or paneling
+ Ceiling and the top side of ceiling tiles
+ The surfaces of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms)
+ Clothing, Food
Mold can be found in several areas in the home/work environment. It appears most often in moist areas as little black circles or thread-like white objects. It is usually accompanied with a musty-type odor. Outdoors, mold plays a natural part in the environment by breaking down dead organic matter such as dead trees or fallen leaves. Mold reproduces by means of microscopic spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through the indoor and outdoor air. Mold begins to grow indoors when mold spores land on a surface that are wet or damp. Mold will not grow without water or moisture. Therefore, it is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Some examples of places where mold can be found inside the home include: