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Checking for Microbial Growth in Your Home

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

We’ve previously talked about how microbial growth can find its way into your home. Moisture, rain fall, leaking, and floods can all be a cause to growth in the home. However, do you know what areas to check for growth?

The bathroom, kitchen and basement are the most susceptible rooms in the home, given that they typically have the largest amount of moisture. In addition to the following areas, you should check your washer for leaks, growth in or around seals, and in tubing.


-Under the sink, especially around the pipes where water could leak or accumulate.

-Around the toilet

-Near the ventilation system. Although it is a vent for moisture, growth could be possible.


-Under kitchen sink.

-In and around seals of the refrigerator.

-Around windows seals and edges.


-Walls and ceiling, especially near windows or cracks.

-Flooring in dark, moist areas.

-Check for cracks and leaks in foundation

Did you know SERVPRO® of Hancock County offers Free Inspections?  If you suspect you have microbial growth in your home, call us today at 419-299-3774 to set up a free inspection. Our Production Manager, Chase Perkins can come to your home or business and do a visual inspection.  Upon completion of the inspection, he can provide you with his findings and an estimate. 

Inspections can be set up by calling us at 419-299-3774 or emailing Chase at cperkins@SERVPROhancockcounty.com.

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