The arrival of spring means warmer days, more outdoor activities, and, hopefully, no more snow. While many people embrace this time of the year, it can actually be quite problematic when it comes to mold growth. Today, we are going to explore why there is so much mold during this time of the year, symptoms to look out for, and how you can limit potential growth in your home.
Why Mold Grows So Frequently in the Spring
More sunshine does mean nicer weather, but the higher temperatures can come at a price. The combination of humidity and moisture in the air allows dormant mold spores to grow. This can be accelerated due to added moisture from melting snow and frequent rain throughout the season. Due to these elevated risks, be sure to be diligent about checking for mold and limiting the humidity levels of your home.
Preventing Mold Growth
If you want to prevent mold growth in your home or garage, be sure to keep the air moving. We recommend:
- Running a dehumidifier
- Opening windows
- Running fans
- Make sure your gutters are clean to prevent water buildup
- Check for any leaks in your pipes
What to Watch For
To limit mold growth in your home, keep an eye on any symptoms commonly associated with mold exposure:
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes
If you are dealing with these symptoms try to find the source of the mold growth. Some common spots for growth include:
- Anywhere with pipes
- Areas exposed to a lot of moisture
Call Mold Medics
If you find mold in your home, call Mold Medics! We can handle mold removal jobs of all sizes. Our knowledgeable staff will communicate the issue with you and come up with a timely removal plan. Click here to get a FREE quote. To learn more about our services, click here.