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Winter Mold Growth

Winter Mold GrowthWe know that mold needs three things to survive – warmth, moisture, and a food source. Because of this, many homeowners don’t really think about mold growth during the winter, but this is a pretty big mistake as Maryland has just the right conditions to promote mold growth during the winter as well. Maryland winters may be filled with crisp dry air, but there’s plenty of moisture from time to time as well. Your home will remain at just the right temperature for mold to thrive, so as moisture works is way in, and comes into contact with your belongings and your temperate indoor atmosphere, the perfect conditions are met.

Winter mold growth can be just as likely as summer, spring, or fall mold growth in Maryland, and it’s something you’ll want to keep your eye on throughout the course of the season. One option you can use to lessen your likelihood for winter mold growth is checking your basement for leaks or any spaces where moisture can find its way in. At AA Action Waterproofing, our professionals can investigate your basement or foundation and see what types of waterproofing methods can be used to keep this moisture, and its subsequent mold, out.

If your basement is already waterproofed, and you’re still having issues with moisture or mold growth during the winter, a dehumidifier can be a huge help in your basement or any part of your home. Where a humidifier puts moisture into the air, a dehumidifier takes it out, and this can help to eliminate the conditions for mold caused by the air. Moisture lingering in the air can lead to the growth of mold, and a dehumidifier can help to eliminate it.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we can help you to fix the conditions for mold that may be present in your home, and if mold should grow, we can remedy this as well. To see what we can do with our mold remediation or waterproofing services, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!

This entry was posted in Mold & Mildew, Mold Remediation on February, 04, 2016