Mold Inspection: 6 Places Where Mold Can Grow

Roofs have many hidden places where leaks can form, causing mold and headaches down the road. (DepositPhotos)

Even a small roof leak can lead to water damage and rapid mold growth in your attic — both of which are costly issues. Maintaining your roof and conducting a regular mold inspection is vital to catching damage early and preventing big issues later.

The question is, do you know where to look for leaks? If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t, so here are six places where your roof can leak.


Closeup of roof valley, the seam between two sections of black metal roofing
Roof valleys are a common source for leaks. (DepositPhotos)

1. Old or Damaged Roof Valleys

A roof valley is where two planes of a roof meet, creating a seam of sorts in the roofing material. Roof valleys can be prone to leaks if the roofer doesn’t properly install and safeguard them.

You can spot roof valley damage by watching for discoloration, such as dark shingles or rust. During the mold inspection, it’s also a good idea to look up in the attic — specifically where your roof peaks.


Bucket in living room, collecting rainwater from leaking attic
If this is a familiar sight, check your attic for leaks. (DepositPhotos)

2. Leak from the Attic

An attic leak isn’t necessarily

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