If you experience above-average amounts of rainfall, particularly if you live in an already humid climate, you may experience an increase in mold infestation. The main culprit behind the mold problems is always moisture. If you’ve got a leak in your basement walls or your roof, you’re going to wind up with mold. And, if you add moisture inside plus high relative humidity, the problem is compounded even more.
If you find evidence of mold in your home, the best solution is generally to consult with a company that is experienced in removing mold and identifying the cause so that it does not happen again. While you may be tempted to clean it yourself, keep in mind that certain types of mold, such as mold on wooden studs and floor joists are best cleaned by professionals utilizing special equipment and vacuums that suck up mold spores.
Because of the many health risks associated with long-term exposure to mold, don’t wait to take action if you find evidence of, or even suspect the presence of mold in your home. It’s not worth risking your health or the health of your family.