DIY Mold Inspection – Part 4: Kitchens & Bathrooms

Significant amounts of hidden mold growth can be discovered in kitchens and bathrooms. These rooms have food items, bio-matter, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and a lot of humidity. Together these provide the perfect recipe for mold germination and growth. I can assure you that after you read this book, you will find mold you did not know you had. It should be promptly eliminated from your indoor environment.


Bathroom fans that are not properly used or are not functioning correctly are often the cause of mold growth in many areas in bathrooms. Significant amounts of hidden mold can also be discovered in kitchens.

Improper use of kitchen exhaust vents and bathroom fans are not the only causes for mold growth in these rooms. Plumbing fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms can develop small leaks that homeowners don’t know about until after they have significant mold problems. Kitchens have ample food items and residue that can support the growth of mold. Bathrooms have significant amounts of bio-matter in them that can also provide food for mold.

This book, Kitchens & Bathrooms, is part four of the book series Do-It-Yourself Mold Inspection and it promises to be an eye-opener for you. You simply won’t find a better set of instructions for locating and dealing with mold contamination in homes.

The investigation photos included in this book will show you all the places where hidden mold grows in kitchens and bathrooms. It will also help you understand all the additional causes beyond kitchen vents and bathroom fans. Having this knowledge can protect you and help prevent the mold from returning.

Each of the books in the Do-It-Yourself Mold Inspection series should only be read after reading Part One: Know Your Enemy and Part Two: Hidden Moisture Sources. Those two books are critical to understanding each of the mold inspection books that cover specific areas around homes.

The knowledge you receive from these books will save you a lot of money, protect your home, guard your health, and ensure you are not taken advantage of by mold scammers. Everyone who lives or works indoors needs to read these books.

After you have finished inspecting your home you’ll likely want to read Do-It-Yourself Mold Cleaning & Prevention to ensure areas of mold growth are remediated correctly and you do not accidentally spread mold further throughout your home. This book explains your options for effective household solutions that kill mold. It contains photographs from field investigations to help you understand safe cleaning strategies before you begin so you will not risk your health or spread mold. The book will also let you know when it is in your best interest to hire a professional and how to go about that.

If you have not read it yet, you will also benefit from my gift book 6 Steps to Healthy Indoor Air. It is the perfect introduction to the actual causes of and practical solutions for poor indoor air quality that results in headaches, spread of viruses, learning disabilities, memory loss, insomnia, respiratory disorders, allergies, and asthma. You can download it free here at

Table of Contents

Why trust the author? 3
Preface 4
Sharing this book 9
Mold inspection book series 10
Kitchen mold inspections 13
        Five cabinet concerns 13
        Two cooking range concerns 16
        Four dishwasher concerns 17
        Seven refrigerator concerns 24
        Two flooring concerns 32
Bathroom mold inspections 36
        Four cabinet concerns 36
        Eleven tub/shower enclosure concerns 41
        Five flooring concerns 66
        Eight toilet concerns 70
Helping others 87


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