Nobody likes mold. Unfortunately, too few homeowners know when it'll show up. Mold grows in households, on food, in wet bathrooms, and in humid attics. Understandably, it's all too easy to assume you know when and where it'll grow.
If you're like most homeowners, you tend to keep an eye out for mold during the warm seasons. Even though mold is formed by microscopic organisms which thrive in hot, humid environments, it isn't exclusive to certain seasons.
The Cause of Mold
Mold primarily grows in humid areas. Even if it's wintertime, your home might be moist enough to harbor unwanted growth. If there's water around, you'll be facing a mold problem soon enough. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid unwanted mold growth in your home's most important areas.
Mold grows in places that aren't drained properly. This is why it's commonly found in bathrooms, which regularly suffer from poor ventilation and stagnant, humid air. If you have mysterious dark markings on your walls or tile, it's likely mold that has been allowed to thrive.
Targeting the Problem Areas
To make sure your home is safe year-round, you should target these areas, and clean them frequently. Moisture stems from condensation, drainage back-ups, storms, and burst pipes. These factors are particularly dangerous when a home's smaller areas aren't checked.
These tight areas have poor circulation, and such stagnant air can cause cloth, drywall, and carpet surfaces to become stale. Then, mold spores spread. They'll grow in crawl spaces, deep inside attics and even in closets.
Facing the Dry Season
You will need to be on your A-game to avoid unwanted, and unseen, mold growth. You can start by purchasing a mold test kit. These kits identify the toxins which mold produces, but they're still viable mold detection devices if the mold itself isn't poisonous.
If you've identified growth in your home, call a professional. The professionals at C&T Siding are here to help. We've helped homeowners safeguard their living areas for years. Between annual home check-ups, remodeling jobs, roofing installations and more, we've seen it all.
If you think you have mold in and around your home, contact us today, and let us assess your home. We're trained to handle the hidden factors of mold growth, figuring out the culprit so you don't have to.