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Question DetailsAsked on 9/12/2017

suspect mold in my master bedroom how do I determine where it's coming from

There are signs of mold on my lamp shades and a smell coming from my chest of drawers in the bedroom

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Mold Testing and Remediation is the Search the List category for this - sounds like you may have a leak in piping or walls/roof, or possibly have excessive moisture in the bedroom in general, or inadequate ventilation so nighttime breathing moisture is getting over about 50% humidity (which is about where modl commonly start forming). or you do not have air conditioning (for hot season) and live in a high humidity area, so your indoor humidty is getting high enough to cause mold formation. Or you have excessive moisture from cooking (especially frying/boiling/steaming) which is not being exhausted by a kitchen fan, inadequate/no bathroom exhaust fan to remove bath/shjower moisture, or a number of other possible causes including wet basement/crawlspace, etc.

If this is the only room with this problem, especially if bathroom(s) are not showing mold growth on walls, then I would be looking at bedroom-specific causes rather than household-wide or excessive bathroom-sourced moisture.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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