Surprisingly enough, household mold problems are more prevalent during the colder seasons rather than in the warmer months. The explanation is pretty simple and quite logical: we tend to keep windows and doors shut to prevent the loss of warm air, while it leads to a poor indoor air circulation. The amounts of precipitation we as New Englanders usually observe during winter only aggravates the overall situation, and where there’s moisture, there’s mold.
Homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire should be aware of red flags that might indicate an underlying mold issue. The microscopic mold spores might not necessarily be visible on the surface, unlike other signs of mold, such as an earthy and musty smell.
How to Prevent Mold Growth in Winter?
- Make sure your home is properly ventilated. Our professionals at AirPro Environmental Solutions can quickly evaluate the indoor air quality in your building and make sure your ductwork is not compromised by polluting agents.
- Inspect water pipes. Severe New England winter can burst and crack exposed pipes due to the drastic temperature differences. Take the time to insulate your pipes in order to prevent leaks and flooding.
- Check your windows and doors. If there’s a buildup of condensation on the glass or between the panes, your windows might be poorly installed and insulated. The best temporary solution would be to apply winter strips all around the frames.
If you already have a mold problem, contact AirPro today for fast and thorough mold removal services. We want to make sure your home is ready for the holiday season and is safe for the rest of the winter.