Winterizing Tips to Prevent Mold
The wet season in the winter months is one of the best times of year for molds to grow and expand. Many times mold is contained near sources of water where it can easily grow and reproduce. As it grows, mold can break down and compromise the integrity and strength of the source in which it lives.
Mold can be killed, but if it is not removed properly, it can remain in the area just cleaned and the dry spores can be released into the air. Prevention is key to keep your health from being affected by mold and homes and buildings strong.
Here are some winter weatherizing tips to keep at bay:
- Keep all areas clean - mold feeds on dust
- Make sure all seals on windows and doors are not compromised and in good working condition
- Clean and repair roof gutters regularly
- If there are freezing temperatures, take measures to insulate pipes inside and out to ensure they will not crack and/or burst.
The two most important things to remember when trying to prevent mold growth are - keep everything clean and keep everything dry.