A Guide to Mold in Your Bedroom
While mold in any room of your house could present serious health issues, mold in your bedroom introduces a unique health challenge. Since you spend around eight hours in your bedroom every night, exposure to toxins could be significantly greater if there is mold in your bedroom.
Learn the common causes of mold in your bedroom and how to combat growth to protect your health. If there is significant mold growth in your bedroom, call the professionals at CLEAR Restoration to eliminate the mold and restore your home.
The Health Hazards of Mold in Your Bedroom
Much like anywhere else in your home, mold in your bedroom can lead you to develop serious health problems. Along with the usual symptoms of mold exposure, such as coughing, sneezing, sinus infections, and more, mold in your bedroom can disrupt sleep and exacerbate problems like insomnia, snoring, and excessive daytime tiredness.
Exposure to mold has been linked to asthma development in young children and bleeding in infants’ lungs, which can be fatal. Older adults and people with pre-existing lung problems or immune system disorders are prone to mold-related illnesses. If you live with anyone sensitive to mold exposure, you’ll want to address any mold in bedrooms as soon as possible.
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Why Mold Grows in Your Bedroom
Mold only needs a modest amount of moisture in the air to grow in your bedroom. Areas with less air movement, like behind furniture and inside a closet, can also support mold growth with condensation and dampness. If there is water damage from leaks in your roof, windows, or pipes, water spills that aren’t cleaned within 48 hours, or your room is poorly ventilated, your bedroom is susceptible to mold growth.
Areas you should inspect for mold in your bedroom include:
- Windows and windowsills
- Heating and air conditioning ducts
- Attached bathrooms
- Upholstered furniture, like chairs and sofas
If you find significant mold growth that is larger than 10-square feet in size or if mold has spread from one area or item to another, contact CLEAR Restoration. Our professionals can remove mold growth efficiently, restoring your home and well-being.
[Related: When to Call a Mold Remediation Specialist]
How to Prevent Mold in Your Bedroom
Creating a mold-resistant bedroom can help prevent mold in your bedroom. There are several ways to combat mold in the bedroom:
- Improve ventilation with air conditioning and dehumidifiers.
- Dry spills and fix leaks as soon as possible.
- Move bedroom furniture a couple of inches away from the walls to enable airflow.
- If you have a bathroom connected to your bedroom, open a window after a shower or keep the exhaust fan running for half an hour after showering.
- Keep the bedroom door open to circulate airflow, use a dehumidifier to keep the inside air dry, or regularly run air conditioners and ceiling fans.
If you find mold in the bedroom, it should be dealt with immediately to avoid headaches, health problems, and structural decay in your home. When you need professionals who will eliminate mold quickly so you can return to a mold-free home, call CLEAR Restoration. Call us at 225-245-3575 and ask for our professional mold abatement services.