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Start Preventing Mold Issues Before Fall & Winter Months

Start Preventing Mold Issues Before Fall & Winter Months

Wet weather in fall and winter can cause mold issues, especially as darker days set in. There are many different types of mold, and while some are only cosmetic issues, others can seriously harm both building and human health. In order to prevent mold issues, it’s important to take some proactive steps.

Check Your Attic for Moisture

Since attics don’t receive as much ventilation and airflow are other areas of the house, it’s essential to regularly check your attic for signs of moisture. At least once a week, inspect the ceiling, sides, and floor for any signs of excessive moisture. These include ponding water, wet areas, and a damp smell. You can also utilize a humidity sensor to give you an accurate humidity reading. If the sensor reads that the humidity level is greater than 50%, you’ll need to take action to lower the humidity.

It’s also a good idea to check your attic ceiling for any leaks. To do this, inspect your attic after a period of heavy rain. If you see any drips or leaks, make sure to patch them before the rains and snow of fall and winter arrive.

Check Your Basement for Moisture

Since basements sit at least partially underground, they’re prone to water issues. Frequent rains and low temperatures during the fall and winter months often cause saturated ground, which can lead to high basement moisture levels. If your home lacks proper drainage or grading, heavy rains can also lead to water entering the basement.

To catch problems before they spiral out of control, check your basement each week for any puddles or wet spots. If you notice any problem areas, investigate their cause. Some common causes of excessive moisture include a broken gutter, leaking interior pipe, or cracks in the foundation.

It’s also a good idea to read the overall air moisture level with a humidity sensor. If the humidity level is too high, you can end up with mold issues.

Consider Getting a Dehumidifier

If you notice high moisture levels in your home, you’ll need to take action to prevent any mold issues. While fans can sometimes be an adequate solution, a dehumidifier is a more effective choice. These appliances remove excessive humidity from the air, so a room stays at an ideal moisture level. All you need to do is empty your dehumidifier when it is full of water.

Bay State Mold Removal: MA’s Premiere Mold Removal Experts

To help prevent mold issues during the fall and winter months, inspect and prepare your house ahead of time. Pay careful attention to the attic and basement and install a humidifier to keep high moisture levels in check. If you suspect or know that your home or business has mold growth, contact us immediately for professional mold removal.

Fans and How They Improve Air Quality

Fans and How They Improve Air Quality

Having a fan in your home is not only convenient for controlling temperature, but they also help improve the air quality of your home. Having good air quality in your home is important to maintain a safe environment to live and work in. There are ways in which you can simply improve the quality of…

How to Prevent Mold Growth

How to Prevent Mold Growth

Mold can be one of the most frustrating things a homeowner will ever encounter. Mold is hard to get rid of, can cause health problems, and it can be costly because of the damage it can cause which is why preventing mold from going in your home is essential. Mold can grow anywhere: on the…

How To Prevent Mold In Winter

How To Prevent Mold In Winter

Mold Prevention in Winter Mold can grow anytime, and virtually anywhere. You might not realize it, but mold spores are all around us—they’re even a part of the air we breathe. Most of the time, mold in these tiny quantities is harmless and won’t start to grow. It’s only when mold finds an opportunity to…

Common Signs You Have An Attic Mold Problem

Common Signs You Have An Attic Mold Problem

Mold can grow anywhere, no part of your house is safe from a mold outbreak. There are things you can look for and try and catch the problem sooner rather than later before the mold grows. One of the problems with attic mold is that your attic isn’t someplace you spend a lot of time,…

How to Prevent Carpet Mold After Water Damage

How to Prevent Carpet Mold After Water Damage

Water damage can be  devastating for your home’s foundation but when everything seems okay, you might be forgetting about your carpets! When water seeps into your home from an outside source, or if a pipe bursts, it can lead to mold issues for your carpets. If you have rooms that are subject to humid, warm, and dark conditions…

How to Remove Mold From Clothes

How to Remove Mold From Clothes

Household mold can be a huge problem for homeowners. When we think of mold, we often think of it on our food, on our drywall, on our bathroom tiles and on wooden surfaces. What most people don’t realize is that mold also loves finding a home on clothing and other fabric surfaces. If you suspect…

How To Remove Bathroom Mold

How To Remove Bathroom Mold

Mold loves living in dark and humid places, and one room in your home that perfectly describes this environment is your bathroom. Unlike a basement or attic, a bathroom is used daily, so it’s important to make sure that any mold growth is removed sooner rather than later in order to prevent you and your…

Cleaning Products to Use to Kill Mold

Cleaning Products to Use to Kill Mold

Household mold is never fun to tackle, but when you do encounter an issue it’s important that you take action quickly. For mold problems that are only apparent in a small space (roughly a foot in diameter or less), we recommend using household cleaning products. Some products are more effective than others at killing mold,…

How to Prevent Household Mold

How to Prevent Household Mold

An estimated 86% of homeowners have experienced mold to some degree. If you’re one of the lucky few that hasn’t yet and would like to keep it that way, here are a few tips and tricks to preventing household mold in the future. Control Indoor Humidity. Be sure to keep your home’s humidity levels to 60%…

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