How to Prevent Summer Mold Growth
The dog days of summer are upon us, and while the weather is heating up, the mold activity in your home may be as well. During the summer, mold is provided with pitch perfect conditions to grow, spread, and thrive, so this is the time of year that you should be keeping your eyes, and nose, out for mold growth within your home. At AA Action Waterproofing, we can help you to find the mold and remediate it, but it pays to learn just when and how to look for signs of mold within your home during the hot weather months.
Mold Growth During Summer Statistics
Before getting into summer mold growth statistics, it’s important to look at what causes mold to grow, and how summer adds to these life-giving factors. Mold requires food, moisture, and warmth, and in a home setting during the summer, the food can be any cellulose around the home (such as dry wall, paper, furniture, or carpeting,) the moisture will be present within the Maryland air in the form of humidity, and the warmth will come naturally with the summer months, providing a perfect recipe for mold.
A few statistics revolving around summer mold growth are:
- Mold’s prime growth temperature is around 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit, the same temperature range that many homes fall under naturally during the summer months.
- Natural water condensation caused by temperature differences between inside and outside can lead to the moisture needed to cause mold growth.
- Building components like wallpaper, textiles, wood, and paper make excellent food sources for various indoor molds during the summer.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we want to help you to keep the mold out, even when the elements may be working against you. The smallest bit of mold within your home can grow exponentially during a small period of time during the summer, so we always recommend seeking mold remediation as quickly as possible when you spot mold, or sense that tell-tale mold scent within your space. If you suspect mold may be on its way of taking over, or you’ve spotted patches of mold growth within your home, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!