Are you concerned about the presence of mold in or around your sink drain? Read on to study some of the most common signs of mold in your sink drain.
Your sink drain is a breeding ground for mold. If you spot a greenish-black substance around your sink drain, it's a clear indication of severe mold. However, in most cases, mold spores are invisible. How do you detect the presence of mold in your sink drain then? Let’s have a look at some signs of mold in your sink drain:
Musty, Stale Smell
One of the most common indications of mold is the damp, musty smell that persistently comes from your sink. Mold spores spoil objects, producing an unpleasant stale smell. If the smell persists after thorough cleaning of your sink, then mold is most probably the culprit of the smell. A hidden leak or collected moisture can also be the culprit. Look out for the smell when you’re using your sink and get the area inspected by a professional if you do notice the smell.
You could be facing a mold problem if your sink drain has a muddy substance, appears discolored or looks slimy and damp. Also, keep an eye on the surfaces and areas around the sink drain. Blistering paint, cracked tiles, and crumbling plaster on the walls around the sink drain, for instance, are indications of mold growth. Likewise, bubbling and cracking or unusual peeling of the wallpaper beside your sink also signify that mold is growing in your sink drain
A leaky sink drain provides an ideal environment for mold growth. As a living organism, mold requires moisture to grow. Given the nature of its use, a sink drain is already a high-humidity area, which makes it vulnerable to mold. When your sink drain starts leaking, it will keep the area damp, preventing it from drying up. The growth and survival of mold thus becomes inevitable. Hence, as soon as you notice a leakage in your sink drain, get it fixed as there’s no other way to prevent mold growth in case of leakages.
Sometimes, you just can't detect the presence of mold until you begin experiencing the negative health effects associated with exposure to mold. People who are allergic to mold exposure may experience repeated sneezing, itchy eyes, chronic fatigue, a runny nose, coughing, headaches, dizziness, irritability, and depression.
Also, those with a weak immune system or suffering from asthma or other respiratory diseases are highly susceptible to the harms caused by mold spores. While you can’t immediately blame mold for these symptoms, if you can’t think of any other reason for these health conditions, consider getting your sink drain inspected for mold.
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