One of the most important features of any home is the Kitchen. Think about it. We spend a ton of time in our kitchens whether it is cooking, cleaning, just grabbing a snack, doing some work on the island or at the small nook that you may have in your home. Our kitchens are a source of togetherness and of course, food. So, if you find something that makes your kitchen less than attractive (let’s say mold, for instance). You are going to want to take care of it with the kitchen mold remediation South Jersey residents trust.
As you are probably aware, our kitchens are often one of the most common places for mold growth in our homes. Kitchens are where we keep our food and many water-dependent appliances that get daily use. Kitchens are also a place for community and gathering, where we all congregate at the counter or breakfast nook to share our days, do our work, etc. Because of the heavy use of the kitchen, both in a working and social sense, taking care of mold growth is crucial to sanitation and health. Whether your bread or cheese starts turning into a science project with some green and white fuzz or you have experienced a kitchen leak that spawned some kitchen mold growth, it must be taken care of. Here are some common places that you might find mold that requires the kitchen mold remediation South Jersey homes rely on.
As we stated before it is pretty common, especially in busy families to see food turn and begin growing mold as it spoils. Mold lives off of organic materials, so the bread and cheese that we often see infested with growth is the perfect meal for mold spores. Does food-based mold need remediation? Generally no, but after seeing mold, you will want to take some precautions for the health and safety of your family. Dispose of the affected food as soon as you spot the problem and make sure that the mold is not exposed while sitting in the wastebasket. Simply bag up the item separately to prevent further spread. Also, if the food item affected with mold was exposed to the air, it might be a good idea to get rid of the other food that was out in the open exposed to the air, as mold spores may have made their way to these pieces.
Kitchen sinks can be are a hotbed for mold growth if not properly maintained. Taking dishes in and out of the sink and using water for cooking and cleaning are just some of the ways that we utilize this area everyday. It’s safe to say that there is a lot going on at any given time in these basins, so it is not hard to imagine that the plumbing used to run these sinks sometimes get overworked. A slow leak under a sink can lead to moisture being trapped in the materials that kitchen cabinets are constructed from, generally wood, and can lead to mold growth. If the leak or mold growth is left unattended, a full remediation will be needed in order to make your kitchen safe and sanitary once again. Because mold reproduces in the form of spores, it is easy for them to travel on air and move about your home, attaching themselves to organic materials in your home that also provide great conditions for them to thrive. And in South Jersey, mold doesn’t have to search for a new place for long because our air in the summertime is especially humid, which means that our homes can become a perfect mold playground. As you can see, what starts as a small kitchen leak under your cabinet can lead to much, much worse.
Similar to sinks, our appliances, such as dishwashers or sometimes washing machines, get daily use. But if you don’t take the time to provide these machines with the care and maintenance that they need, they may spawn leaks and create damage to your home. These malfunctions can also create the perfect conditions for mold growth amongst the organic materials in which they are stored or placed on, such as cabinets and floors. Again, major mold growth issues should be addressed by a professional, and a kitchen mold remediation may be the best way to get rid of the unwanted mold growth caused by an appliance failure.
Because our kitchens are so important to our happiness and health, it is important to make sure that you handle mold growth in these areas properly. While DIY techniques may work in some cases, because of the need of sanitation in our kitchens, these are not the best tactics to take when it comes to kitchen mold remediation. It is important to remember that while the surfaces of our kitchens may look clean, there may still be microbial growth lurking in the air or on other surfaces that is not visible. Because of the severity of kitchen mold growth, it is important to call on a kitchen mold remediation professional.
In South Jersey, that’s Advanced Mold Diagnostics. With decades of successful kitchen mold remediation South Jersey believes in, the team at Advanced Mold Diagnostics can get you back to what matters in your kitchen, the togetherness, and of course, the delicious food, quickly and safely.