spring mold tips

Spring Mold Tips

Spring is in the air and with it comes potential mold growth in your home. This means mold growth and allergy issues will be on the rise! The weather is beginning to heat up outside, creating the perfect environment for mold growth. Moisture and humidity are two of the biggest contributors to mold growth. Every spring, mold spores that have laid dormant over winter have an explosive bloom in spring and summer, 

Not all molds are created equal, while some are easy to spot, some molds are incredibly difficult to locate and remove while other molds can be toxic to harmful to people. This blog will focus on where to look for mold and how to spot it before it’s too late! Know the signs of mold infestation and call a professional immediately to ensure your home is mold and toxin-free!

Tips To Reduce Mold Growth In Your Home Or Business

If you are interested in finding low-maintenance ways to reduce the chance of mold growing in the first place, please take advantage of some of the suggestions outlined below! While these tips won’t completely stop mold growth in your home or business they can greatly reduce the odds of any mold outbreaks in the future.

  • Maintain an indoor humidity between 30% to 50%, low humidity can decrease mold growth
  • Mold only requires a small amount of moisture to thrive – dry up any water spills in the house
  • Place plants to increase oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide levels in the house

Tips To Spot Mold Growth In Your Home Or Business

  • Strong, musty odors in the areas like an attic, basement, etc.
  • Look for visual cues like green, white, grey, or darker stains on various surfaces – Drywall, wallpaper, wood studs, and other organic building materials are very susceptible to mold growth
  • Allergic/cold symptoms such as
    • Runny nose
    • Cough
    • Itchy eyes
    • Headaches and more
  • Dampness and high indoor humidity, noticeable condensate on the window glass and sills
  • Poor air circulation and indoor ventilation

Contact Us For Mold & Germ Remediation Services

If there are signs of mold, calling removal professionals like Mold Doctors is your best possible solution. If you see mold, mold remediation should be applied to ensure that your home or business is free of mold or toxins. Questions? Reach out to us today for a free quote or call us directly at (508) 534–9091. We are proud to serve Yarmouth, Dennis, Barnstable, and the rest of Cape Cod & South Shore Area.