7 Ways to Prevent Winter Mold and Mildew in Your House

Winter Mold - Harper Special Services

The wet and cold season, especially the winter months, are the best time for mold and mildew to appear, grow, and spread. Poor ventilation, increased heating, the combination of heating and the cold air that comes in, possible air leaks, and similar issues, create optimal conditions for increased spore activity, resulting in mold and mildew appearing and reproducing in your home.

If you’ve noticed some discoloration or a shadow that keeps growing on your windowsills or small spots and discoloration on your walls, then you probably have a problem with excessive moisture and condensation, which can lead to more serious problems with mold and mildew.

Apart from structural damages to your home, they can also cause health issues such as increased off-season allergic reactions, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, or even problems with lungs and breathing.

In order to prevent all of these issues and spare yourself the high costs of mold removal, it is important to take proper steps when winter comes and create an indoor environment where mold won’t have the opportunity to grow. We will help you understand the main causes of mold and discuss seven great and proven ways of preventing it during winter months.

What Contributes to Increased Mold and Mildew Growth in Winter?

Mold and mildew spores are more or less everywhere in smaller or bigger quantities. They can even be found in the air we breathe. But issues come up only when those spores start to reproduce and spread in one space, growing in number inside your home. Mold and mildew proliferation is known to increase during winter months, with the beginning of colder weather, due to greater differences between inside and outside temperatures.

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