It goes without saying that summer is one of the most anticipated seasons, especially after a long, harsh winter and seasonal allergies in spring. However, while people are excited about the warmer weather, an uninvited guest makes its presence known during summer, and that is mold. In fact, mold infestations are very common and become extremely apparent during summertime, and there are a couple of reasons why. Today, we’ll go through each one of them and see what you can do to prevent mold infestations.
Warmer / Humid Weather
Like any other plant that grows in spring or summer, mold prefers warmer, moist conditions. As a result, any mold or mildew that was frozen in the winter starts growing as the temperature rises. So, it’s best to make sure that your home doesn’t have any leftover mold spores from previous infestations. Additionally, mold thrives in moist, humid environments which along with the heat is equally a part of summertime’s DNA.
Melted Ice and Snow
Summer also means that ice and snow will have previously melted, creating condensation in the air at some point. That’s a problem because mold loves moisture, meaning that it will grow when the temperatures rise. Keep in mind that snow or ice trapped in your home’s cracks will also melt, which can cause mold growth inside your basement and attic. Therefore, you need to check your home for any leaks in order to prevent any severe damage.
Lastly, rain is very common during spring and summer, which means that more moisture is released into the air. It also means that any leaky roof or flooded basement can promote mold growth. Thus, if you want to lower the risk of mold infestations, you’ll have to get an inspection to ensure you have no drainage issues both above and below you.
Think You Might Have An Issue? Here’s What To Check and How To Prevent Them:
– Test the sub pump by filling up the sub pit and checking for proper functionality
– Change out the sub pump and ejector pump every seven 7 – 10 years
– Check your window wells; if they are not covered, debris will congregate and cause drainage issues
– Run humidifiers to maintain a 40% or less humidity level
– Water softeners can also cause ejector pumps to fail so it’s important to test them on occasion to make sure they’re flowing as expected
– If there is water in the basement with carpet it is important to pull the baseboards, carpet, and padding out to thoroughly dry
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Overall, while mold can grow during any season, spring provides the perfect conditions for it to thrive, especially after a long and cold winter. Remember that mold can potentially grow in any little crevice or crack, so you’ll need to check your attic, basement, and crawl space to make sure that no water is seeping in. But if you do find mold, you can always contact a remediation specialist.
Thanks to our cutting-edge equipment, we are able to help you reclaim your home in no time. And best of all, we offer a ten-year warranty for every customer that opts for a preventive mold coating.
So don’t let mold take over your home; contact Mold Solutions today!