Moving into a healthy, mold-free Spring

 Even though the weather is still bitter cold, Spring is around the corner, and we can soon celebrate the new season. However, as homeowners, we must remember that with a new season brings in new potential mold problems.

 The thaw of the last bits of ice and snow from the winter along with the higher concentration of moisture in the air create ideal conditions for mold to grow.  So as you clean your home this spring, make sure to be aware of high moisture or humidity that could cause mold growth.

 For mold to appear in your home, the following must be present:

 Mold spores: They have a natural presence in the air and there is always a certain concentration of mold spores in the air with your home.

 Food source: Mold uses organic materials as its food source. Cellulose is a common food source for mold, and is found in household materials like wood, drywall, and insulation.

 Moisture: This is the main trigger for mold. Moisture from water damage, indoor flooding, condensation, and humidity can lead to mold growth.

 Preventing Mold this Spring—Superior HIA can help

Attempting to remove mold without the proper techniques or equipment can make the problem worse. Mold removal professionals like Superior HIA are trained and equipped to contain the mold and remove it effectively without allowing it to spread.

 Tips to keep your home mold-free this Spring:

  • Clean your gutters
  • Fix water leaks
  • Wipe of condensation from windows, pipes, plumbing fixtures and walls
  • Clean out drip pans of your air conditioner.
  • Try to keep the humidity level in your home below 50 percent.