Mold growth is common in the fall and winter. The humid weather is the exact condition needed to encourage mold reproduction and growth, spreading throughout your home. Luckily, there are several preventative measures you can take to reduce the level of moisture in your home throughout the winter.
Limiting Moisture Indoors This Winter
As the winter progresses, make sure your home maintains good air circulation, especially in the more humid areas of your home. As you take a shower, cook or wash your dishes, make sure a nearby window is cracked open or, if it’s too cold, have a fan running to keep the air moving. Stagnant air can lead to mildew in your bathroom or kitchen. Run a dehumidifier in your basement to remove extra moisture in the air. In addition to keeping your basement mold-free, any belongings in storage will be safe from damage from extra humidity. Before storing seasonal items in your basement, make sure each item is thoroughly cleaned and dried prior to placing them into bins or boxes. If you are storing clothing items, vacuum seal them in a plastic bag to remove any moisture. Clean your home often throughout the season and perform regular checks for condensation near your windows.
Before it becomes too icy, make sure your gutters are clear of leaves, rocks or debris and check that your downpipes are facing away from your home to protect your foundation from damage, and have your pipes checked for cracks and leaks. Leaking pipes can lead to mold growth within your walls. If your home has older plumbing, call a plumber to examine the pipes and perform any necessary maintenance.
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If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact Infinity Abatement today! We can be reached by call or text 24/7 for an estimate on mold removal throughout our expansive service area at 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.