Many people do not realize that mold can be as much of a problem in the winter as it is during winter months. While mold favors a warm, damp environment for growth, there are some things during winter which can encourage mold outbreaks.
Winter storms can bring heavy rainfall, which can create leaks in rooftops, basements, and foundations. In addition, frozen pipes can leak or burst. Either of these can introduce moisture into the home, and provide a place for mold to start growing. To help prevent this, make sure there is adequate circulation in your home, turn off water to any broken or frozen pipes immediately, and make sure window and door seals are in good working condition.
If you notice condensation on windows, pipes, or walls inside your home, work quickly to determine the source. Dry out the area and determine if the condensation is the result of a leak or high humidity levels.
If you experience flooding in your home due to heavy rains or broken pipes, a quick response is critical. The area needs to be dried out immediately and inspected for any sign of mold. By bringing in a company that specializes in mold remediation, any impending mold outbreaks can be handled immediately. A mold remediation specialist can also assist you with restoring many items which were damaged due to a leak or which have become mol