SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury Talks How To Limit Mold Growth
Most molds thrive in environments more than 70 degrees. However, other types of mold can happen in cold weather. Here are steps you can take to prevent mold from happening in your home.
Mold during the winter can be in uninsulated closets, crawlspaces, attics, and windows. Make sure to ensure these spots are kept free from moisture. Mold loves moisture, so keep the humidity level below 40%.
If you have spaces in your home that tend to be more humid, swap out wall-to-wall carpets for hard-surface floors or area rugs.
Make sure to fix any leaks in your roof and around doors and windows. Any spot that retains moisture can lead to mold.
When you take a shower or cook, always use fans to vent that moisture out of the house. Check all vents in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to the outside rather than to the crawlspace.
Many of the items on this list are regular maintenance items, but it’s always a good idea to have a winter checklist to prevent any disaster whenever possible. Prevention can go a long way to preventing mold infestation.
SERVPRO of Norwood West Roxbury is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you with your mold disaster needs to get it back to “Like it never even happened.”