10 Unexpected Places Mold is Hiding

1. Ceiling tiles

Condensation and humidity can build up on your ceiling, attracting mold. If you have an attic, you might not notice leaks in your roof that can eventually create water damage that leaks through to your ceiling tiles. The moisture from the water damage creates the perfect home for mold to grow.

2. Under your sink

Many sinks have cabinets under them where people store extra shampoo, cleaning supplies, etc. These cabinets are often overlooked during cleaning so it’s easy for water damage to go undetected. A combination of the moisture and the dark environment is another place where mold can easily grow.

3. Your child’s toys and sippy cups

Recently there has been a lot of media attention around mold growing in children’s sippy cup lids and toys. There’s no doubt that this is due to the amount of moisture that gets trapped in these for long periods of time.

4. Washing machine

Many people close their washer machines when they are finished doing laundry. This doesn’t allow water th