Mold is sure to be present since bathrooms are often exposed to moisture because of the presence of water fixtures. It often appears as black spots on a wall above the baseboard, or as a patch of drywall that appears wet – even when the bathroom is not in use. Although mold is mostly black, it can also be colored green or white with the appearance of a fuzzy carpet.
Usually, mold gives off a musty odor even when it is not readily visible anywhere in the bathroom. A way to check for mold growth is to open up the drywall – which might become part of the remodeling work anyway. It grows by using any semblance of water nearby and the paper fibers on the drywall for food.
Unchecked, mold can grow at increased rates given its moist environment. Before proceeding with the bathroom remodeling, a mold remediation company should step in to eliminate the growth. Otherwise, the growth can spread to other parts of the home.
The sooner mold growth is found, the sooner it can be eliminated, and the sooner the remodeling work can start or resume.