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Summer= Mold Season

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

outdoor temperature gauge reading 80 degrees Higher temperatures means more potential for mold to grow, but there are ways to fight it!

The summer time months bring lots of fun activities- cookouts, pool parties, and beach trips. It can also bring a not so fun guest to the party- mold. The risk of mold growing in your home increases during the summer months because of the warmer temperatures and the rain storms. Even the smallest amounts of mold can cause several health issues such as asthma, and allergies. These are especially common in children and elderly folks. There are many different wants to prevent mold growth in your home, and there are also things you can to do if mold is already present.

An average 4 person family will use around 25 pints of water per day from washing clothes, washing dishes, and taking showers. If all the moisture from those activities are  not properly ventilated, the risk of mold will increase dramatically.

Moisture droplet build-ups in the windows and musty smells are tale-tell signs that it is a mold-friendly environment. If mold is not visible to the eye but there is a strong musty smell, that could mean there is mold in the walls, floors, or air ducts. 

Before you leave for those fun summer plans, make sure you have checked around your home for signs of water build up- especially under sinks, and around toilets and bathtubs. 

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties today!

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