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Mold grows throughout the year. However, during the summer and warmer months, mold will breed at a more rapid rate. Mold has the perfect elements to spread, grow, and continue to thrive all summer long. Mold requires warmth and moisture to breed. The summer months not only bring rain, but it brings heat. The high humidity, accompanied by moisture is the perfect storm for mold growth. Below are some reasons summer months promote mold growth:
- Temperature differences cause water condensation. This alone leads to excess moisture.
- A temperature ranging from 60-80 degrees is the perfect temperature for mold growth. Most homes set their air conditioners between these temperatures.
- Areas that allow water to enter your home must be found and waterproofed. Waterproofing will prevent water from seeping in to your home and causing mold. If water is not found immediately after it has entered your home, you will end up with mold and structural rot. Both are very dangerous.
- Mold needs to food to grow. Your home has an abundance of wood, wallpaper, and paper which make an excellent feast for mold.
By eliminating the high humidity in your home, you can decrease the chances of mold growth. You can also waterproof your home to ensure no water seeps into your walls, attic, or basement. This alone will cause mold to breed out of control. If you have visible mold, it is important to call a professional mold remediation company such as, Disaster Cleanup Services. If you are suspect you have a mold problem, it is important to have an inspection completed on your home or business. A professional will be able to determine if you have mold, what type, and what the best course of action is. This summer don’t be caught with an out of control mold problem. Prevention is the key. Call a professional if you are unsure. Stopping mold before it starts is the number one goal.