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How to Prevent Mold in Winter

January 14, 2021

Mold is an unwelcome house guest that can be found all over the house. Not all mold is visible, but it is part of the process that combines warmth and moisture for the development of microorganisms.

Small amounts of mold are usually not a problem, but if it piles up it can become visually unappealing, destroy walls, and even damage your respiratory health as inhaling mold is dangerous.

Luckily, the growth of mold can both be stopped and prevented, especially if you learn how to stop it in its tracks from the very beginning by ensuring that moisture does not pile up in your home and that the overall temperature of your house is properly regulated.

However, because of its cold and wet nature, the winter season is especially dangerous for the development of mold spores.

How Mold In Winter Grows

Initially, mold will begin to form inside your walls, usually close to the outside of the home.

Because you will often be heating your home from the inside, while moisture from snow and cold weather gathers on the outside of the house, mold now has all the perfect resources to grow and develop.

You won't see it initially, but as it continues to grow, you will notice a black or gray patch forming on your walls. By the time you notice this patch, the situation is already dangerous. The mold will make its way into your walls and literally consume them.

If the situation is not handled on time, the walls could become volatile and it may turn into a dangerous environment. Usually, this will happen in your bathroom, kitchen, or basement.

How To Prevent Mold In Winter

There are certain things that you can do to prevent mold growth in winter before it consumes your home.

By following these steps, you will ensure that your home is mold-free in the long run and you will also save money on mold removal bills:

  • Make sure your walls are well-insulated
  • Keep your home clean with the help of professional cleaning products
  • Ensure that there is adequate air circulation throughout the house
  • Keep the humidity level of your home below 40% if possible
  • Clean immediately if any water condensation appears in your home,
  • Regularly clean old things in the house such as old books, notebooks, souvenirs made of natural materials such as wood, and old clothes that you don't wear often
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Hire A Professional If Needed

If your home has been consumed by mold and you are not sure how to deal with it, the best way is to hire a professional team to do the job.

For example, RidAway has a great mold removal service that includes professional diagnosis, containment, and clean-up.

Say goodbye to mold!

Don't let mold grow any more! Get it cleaned up ASAP.

A professional team will make sure that your home is mold-free and mold spores won't be coming back in the future when the next winter season comes! Contact RidAway today to get your special offer on mold removal.

Restore your home with RidAway! Call 781-358-8880 or contact us today for a free mold removal consultation. RidAway is ready as you are!

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