Are You Contributing To Winter Mold Growth?
Mold needs a nice warm temperature of around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit to grow, so many think that they’re in the clear during the winter months. What they don’t realize is that this is the exact temperature our houses are kept during the winter, and we’re giving mold a great place to thrive right in our homes. You may be doing additional things to add to mold growth in your home, and we want to outline these things to ensure you’re not promoting mold in your space:
- You’re over-insulating – Naturally, you will want to insulate in the winter, but sealing everything up too tightly can really do a number with mold growth. The warm sealed air inside, mixed with the cool air outside, can even lead to condensation formation, which is unable to dry out effectively when there is not enough airflow within a tightly sealed home.
- Leaving dead plant matter – When plants, leaves, and grass dies around the home, mold spores are brought pretty close to your indoor area. This surplus of spores can make it inside very easily, leading to spores settling just where you least want them. Mold thrives on this decaying matter, and moving it away from the home and disposing of it is best if you wish to avoid winter mold.
- Temperature is too high – If the temperature is kept too warm in your home, you could be contributing to mold growth as well. By lowering the temperature by a few degrees, you could lessen your likelihood of mold growth, and save on energy costs in the process.
We all know that saving on heating bills and keeping the home warm are two priorities for Maryland homeowners, but they could lead to the need for mold remediation. There are things you can do to lessen your risk for winter mold growth, and we at AA Action Waterproofing can help. To learn what more you can do to keep mold at bay in your home during winter, or to have mold remediation performed, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!