The top eight hiding spots to keep an eye out for:
- Any room with a water source in it — bathrooms, toilets and laundries.
- It's also important to look in bedrooms that adjoin bathrooms.
- Pay extra attention to the corners, ceiling cornices, window sills, carpets and skirting boards.
- Check soft, porous surfaces like couches and mattresses.
- Lift up cushions on your sofa, check underneath mattresses, pull back mattress covers, lift rugs and look under your doormat.
- Additionally, check spots that have no airflow around them — look in cupboards, drawers and behind dressers.
- The filter of your air conditioner.
- Some people have even found mould behind picture frames and mirrors hung on the wall.
According to Garry Carroll, director of the Australian Cleaning and Restoration Academy, mould can start [growing] from 48 hours sometimes, if it's got the right conditions.
While you might notice any mould in the day or two after heavy rain, changing conditions like a spike in humidity can accelerate growth.
How to remove it
Now that you've located the problem. Here's how to remove it. Click below for our how-to's.
How to prevent it
By following a few simple steps, you can easily prevent mould growth in your wardrobe.
Equip yourself with the right tools
If neglected, mould can get out of control – quickly. While prevention is the best solution, here are some great mould removal products to add to cart.
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