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Seasonal Mold Growth

As winter creeps up on us – for some faster than others – winter mold growth does, too.  Winter mold issues can be just as hazardous and destructive as any other season.  In fact, mold growth can sometimes be more prominent in the winter months due to factors such as increased indoor temperatures, condensation on windows, and the increase of outdoor mold spores from falling leaves and dying plants.

Activities like raking leaves can kick up a lot of mold spores.  If you’ve ever noticed, dead leaves have a musty scent to them.  That’s due to mold spores.  Unless you’re wearing disposable gear from head to toe, you’re probably carrying in a lot of mold spores into your home after raking leaves – or even just walking through them.

Once spores have attached to your clothing and piggybacked their way into your home, they’ve got a wide variety of options for growth.  For most in the northern half of the country, your furnace is probably on and keeping your home around 70*F.  Add in the condensation in the air from frosty mornings, rain, snow, or even your shower, and mold spores are in business.

To keep mold at bay in fall and winter months, keep humidity levels down with a dehumidifier.  Humidity levels kept below 50% can actually prevent mold growth.  Considering the amount of damage mold can do to your health and your property, a dehumidifier is a great investment!

For mold restoration, contact Mold Removal Local today.  Our team has over 30 years of experience and has mold mitigation experts in every state.  We offer free estimates and will work directly with your insurance company.  Call today!

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