Mold Can Be More Prominent in the Winter Months

The winter months can bring up and down temperatures from freezing to mild. Most homeowners understand that when moisture gets into the home, it can cause mold and mildew to grow, especially in places of the home where it is constantly damp. Basements, attics, and some windowsills can obtain mold to the moisture that builds up.

As a homeowner, it’s important to recognize this, so you can combat the mold problem if it arises.

Here are some things you can do to prevent mold from making a home in your house:

Mold Buildup

Gutters and Downspouts

As a matter of fact, if you don’t check your gutters for clogs or you don’t clean out your gutters of debris, this could have an impact on mold in your home. Standing water or water that gets close to the home can find ways into you’re the basement and other parts causing standing water, which can cause mold to grow. Make sure they’re cleaned out and downspouts are pointed away from the foundation of the home.

Doors and Windows

Your doors and windows are susceptible to moisture, especially during the winter months. Make sure there are no leaks or ways for water to get in. Sealing up windows can prevent moisture from settling on the windowsills causing mold or mildew to build up.

Basement and Attic

Making sure that your roof is in good condition can prevent water leakage in the attic. Make sure there are no spaces in your foundation or roof for water to get into the home. Your basement is already a cooler place, which means if water gets in, it can be a nesting place for mold, mildew and other hazardous things.

If you’re worried about mold this winter season, contact First Choice Inspectors at 773-429-9711 today or visit us online for more information! We can conduct a mold and mildew inspection in your home and provide solutions to fix the problem.