When was the last time you inspected your home for mold? Take a look at these 10 hidden spots to check for mold growing in your home.

1. Washer

The first place to check for mold in your home is inside your washing machine. Typically, mold can be found between the rubber folds located inside your washer. Stop mold from invading your washer by airing out your machine. Leave the door open after every use and dry off any wet areas inside your washer with a towel.

Washer Laundry Photo Credit: KasiaJanus (iStock).

Laundry Photo Credit: KasiaJanus (iStock).

2. Refridgerator

Watch out for mold growing inside your refrigerator. Not only can mold contaminate your food, but it can leave you and your family feeling sick. Clean out your refrigerator on a regular basis and throw away expired food items to eliminate this problem.

Fridge Photo Credit: Anna_Om (iStock).

Photo Credit: Anna_Om (iStock).

3. Dishes

A sneaky place for mold to hide is between your clean dishes! Stacking wet dishes creates a moist environment for mold to easily develop. Get rid of mold on dishes by making sure you completely dry off all of your dishes before putting them away in your cupboards.

4. Coffee Machine

There’s nothing fun about mold growing in your home, especially in your coffee maker. Cleaning your caffeine machine with vinegar and warm soapy water will help keep mold away. For step-by-step instructions on how to clean a Keurig coffee maker, click here.

Coffee Photo Credit: Tzogia Kappatou (iStock).

Coffee Photo Credit: Tzogia Kappatou (iStock).

5. Window Seals

Don’t overlook your windows for mold. Besides being a common place for leaks, window seals are known for collecting condensation and moisture which can lead to persistent mold problems in your home. Use vinegar or bleach to get rid of mold growing on your window seals.

Window Photo Credit: Fonrimso (iStock).

Photo Credit: Fonrimso (iStock).

6. Shower Curtain

Be sure to check your shower curtain for mold! Besides being a hub for mold and mildew, shower curtains tend to absorb a lot of moisture which can easily lead to mold. For tips on how to remove mold from your fabric shower curtain, click here.

Shower Curtain Photo Credit: Nico Paix (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Nico Paix (Flickr).

7. Basement

Be on the lookout for mold growing in your basement. Basements are cold and often flood, making them a perfect breeding ground for mold. Prevent mold in your basement by controlling humidity and moisture levels.

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8. Under Your Sink

Mold growing underneath the kitchen or even bathroom sinks seems to be a common problem for many homeowners. The best way to solve this problem is to find the main source of the moisture, such as leaking pipes.

Under the sink Photo Credit: Bilanol (iStock).

Photo Credit: Bilanol (iStock).

9. Vents

Mold could be lurking around in your HVAC system. Keep your vents clean and mold-free by upgrading filters and having air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. It’s also a good idea to double check for any items blocking your vents from proper air flow.

Vent HVAC System Photo Credit: BanksPhotos (iStock).

Photo Credit: BanksPhotos (iStock).

10. Garage

Don’t forget about the garage. Check for mold behind doors, windows, storage containers, or any other areas that get don’t moved very often. Prevent mold from growing by keeping your garage well vented and using a dehumidifier, especially in the winter.

From washing machines to shower curtains, there’s a number of unexpected places mold could be hiding in your home.