Mold During the Winter

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Mold During the Winter

During the winter months mold tends to become even more of an issue. In the winter, warm air rises into attics where it meets under the roof causing condensation which is the perfect home for mold. Mold thrives in moist and warm areas where a food source is present such as wood an organic material.  Therefore, proper insulation between the attic and living areas are crucial. If there is a problem it needs to be addressed right away to make sure your home is healthy and safe for you and your family.

Throughout the cold months windows are not usually open, which creates condensation to collect indoors on windows and walls, once again creating an optimal area for mold to grow. Homes become more tightly sealed and when the heat is turned on the warm air is unable to escape. In kitchens and bathrooms steam accumulates from showering and dishwashers and tend to be two problem areas in homes. It is imperative to have proper ventilation in these areas of the home as well to prevent mold growth.

The winter outdoor environment is more conducive for spore activity to be higher as well. Keep your family warm and safe during the winter months. We can answer any of your seasonal or general mold questions, please feel free to call us at 585-235-6182.

Visit Comprehensive Mold Management's website for more information at www.compmold.com