Two hands covered in yellow rubber gloves holding a spray bottle and sponge cleaning a white wall covered in mold.

Uhoh! Mold Alert

A warm and cozy home is a happy place for people and mold alike. Our homes are a perfect breeding ground for mold, which is why understanding how it comes about and where it likes to hide is important knowledge to keep you and your family safe.

How Does it Grow?

According to the CDC, mold can travel through the air, on clothes, on shoes, and even on the family pet to make its way indoors. From there, the spores can latch onto different surfaces in your home that have excess moisture, where they can breed and grow.

Where Should We Check For Mold?

Dark and moist spaces are optimal for mold growth, making it essential to check under cabinets and around plumbing fixtures when searching for signs of mold.


Without question, if you notice mold on your food it needs to be trashed and the surface should be cleaned to avoid spreading any spores. However, it isn’t just the food that can produce mold in your kitchen.

Under your kitchen sink is a major area of concern. The dark, warm space accompanied by possible moisture from pipes or cleaning supplies is a paradise for mold. Be aware of any possible leaks that would cause excess wetness and keep any damp towels or sponges out to dry before storing them away.


The bathroom is a very popular place for mold to grow. Our showers, tubs, and toilets are all possible homes for this unwelcome visitor. Keeping these spaces clean is the best way to avoid growth.

Pro Tip: Although bleach is often recommended for bathroom cleaning, using vinegar-based cleaning products is the way to go if you suspect mold in your home.

Health Risks of Mold

For most healthy individuals, a small mold outbreak will not cause any detrimental illness if the mold is caught early and taken care of properly. However, for individuals with asthma or lung problems, mold is a much more serious concern.

Mold RemovalĀ 

It is important to regularly take the time to check your home for mold. If you suspect you have mold growth, Apache Legend Group Corporation is one call away and will work with you to ensure mold is out of your home for good. Give us a call today.