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3 Reasons Why Mold Favors the Summer

Although you are at risk for mold growth any time of the year, certain seasons will facilitate faster growth rates. More specifically, the risk of mold is much more prevalent in the summer months due to warmer and more humid temperatures. 

Fast-growing mold presents a significant problem in catching it in time and protecting your family’s health. In this blog, we will be discussing three reasons why summer is the worst season for mold growth and how to be extra cautious. 

High Levels of Humidity

Summer is one of the ideal seasons for mold growth due to the high humidity levels. Heavy humidity on top of poor ventilation will hinder any free flow of air. These hot temperatures outside and cold temperatures indoors can lead to condensation around windowsills, resulting in mold growth if not cleaned regularly. If you have an apartment or home with poorly maintained or older AC units may cause leakages in basements and small spaces, creating a perfect environment for mold growth. This summer, ensure that your air conditioning units are working correctly.

Favorable Temperature for Growth

In addition to the high humidity levels, the summer temperatures are ideal for mold growth. Molds of all kinds thrive in temperatures ranging from 32 to 100 degrees Celsius. On top of this, mold spores are light and microscopic and can easily be carried away from one place to another. That said, mold spores typically migrate towards organic materials like paper, wood, insulation materials, and cardboard. Regularly maintain and monitor your home this season as mold grows and multiplies rapidly if the available conditions favor its existence.

Water Leaks and Spillages

Rain is expected during the spring and summer months. If you are having a stormy summer, it’s essential to check for any leakages in your roof and attic. Some visible signs of water leaks include a discolored spot or water patches on the ceiling. Even if there is no water coming through the ceiling, it is essential to check and repair them as soon as possible to prevent mold growth. It is always advisable to close your windows when it is raining and dry out any liquid spills on carpets or other surfaces in your home. 

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Stay on top of any damages by getting a free mold inspection by Mold Doctors. We will look around your house to see if you have any current mold damage or any places where we find moisture buildup. Contact us today to get started at 5085349091!

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