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The Homeowner’s Guide to Summertime Mold

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , , .

Summertime is mold’s most popular breeding season; humidity is a key ingredient for it to thrive. This means that rising humidity can lead to increased risk of mold growing in your home. 

Seeing mold in your home can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare; luckily, there are ways to prevent and control mold growth from happening in your home. Follow along for a guide to summertime mold growth by the mold remediation experts at Soil-Away!

Where to Look for Mold

During the summer, mold can grow in the darkest and most humid spaces around your home. The most common areas of homes where mold may grow include the bathroom and its appliances, basements, attics, and laundry rooms. 

Control Humidity Level

Mold loves humidity and can grow like crazy if left in a humid environment. During the hot summer months, it is important that you are able to control the humidity levels in your home. According to the Mayo Clinic, the humidity level in your home should be between 30%-50%. There are multiple ways to do this, but the most recommended and popular would be to purchase a dehumidifier. Most dehumidifiers have sensors that will notify you when the level is too high. 

Clean-Up Water Immediately

Whenever you spill any liquid around your home in the summer, be prompt in cleaning it up and drying the area immediately. Whether the spill is on your floors, carpet, or furniture, be sure to get it dry as soon as possible. 

Proper Airflow

To ensure proper airflow in your home in the summer, move furniture away from walls, ensure that your HVAC system is working correctly and is well-maintained, and keep your closets open as much as possible. When closet doors are shut during the summer, it creates the perfect home for mold, dark and humid! Try to keep your closet doors open to ensure airflow gets in during the summer. 

Monitor Storage Areas

We see contents (your belongings/stuff) show signs of mold growth all the time in vulnerable areas such as garages, attics, and basements. Inspect these areas on a regular basis for signs of water damage or high humidity. Porous items and fabrics are especially vulnerable to absorbing moisture from the air. Everything from cardboard boxes to baseball gloves or sneakers to seasonal clothing can become affected before you know it. 

Contact Soil-Away

If you experience mold growing in your home this summer, make sure to contact the mold remediation specialists at Soil-Away as soon as possible! Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form!

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