Now that summer is officially here, you may be making many different plans for things to do. Of all the things you’re planning, you may not be planning for mold to make its way into your home. Summer is one of the most popular times of year for mold to start growing. Summertime mold causes range from poor ventilation in your home to increased humidity outside. If you find mold in your home, you’ll want to contact the mold remediation experts at Ram Restoration to take care of the problem before it gets worse.
High Temperatures and Humidity
Summer means higher outdoor temperatures and more humidity. To combat the high temperatures, you may set your thermostat to a lower temperature to remain comfortable. That creates an environment for mold to grow in your home. You’ll want to make sure you maintain your HVAC system to make sure moisture drains in proper locations instead of draining into your basement or crawl space, which are common places that mold grows.
More Moisture in Your Home
As the temperature disparity between your home and the outdoors increases, it also increases the likelihood of excess moisture getting into your home. When there’s excess moisture anywhere, mold can thrive in the space. To combat any extra moisture, you may want to consider purchasing a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers remove water from the air and typically go in your basement or other moisture-susceptible spaces in your home. Make sure to regularly empty your dehumidifier so it continually works.
Poor ventilation can lead to mold growth. That’s why basements are one of the most common spaces that mold grows. Make sure that air vents stay open in every room that has them to allow regular air flow across your home. You’ll also want to make sure you have the exhaust fan running while you take a shower to prevent moisture from the shower building up in the bathroom.
Unless they’re caught early, water leaks almost always lead to mold growth. If the summer has more rain than normal, it can lead to water leaks from pipes or the gutter on your roof. It’s important that you act fast if you notice water damage in your home as mold growth isn’t far behind. Should you have water damage, we can help. We’ll restore the damaged area to its pre-loss condition or restore it as close as possible. We’ll also treat the area for mold, even if there isn’t any mold growth at the moment.
If you find mold in your home, you don’t want to wait before getting rid of the mold in your space. While the summertime mold causes may change from house to house, the need for mold remediation doesn’t change. If you discover mold in your home, you’ll need to contact the mold remediation experts at Ram Restoration. Our remediation experts will come to your home, evaluate the extent of the mold growth, and treat the mold so it doesn’t come back in the future. Found mold in your home? Contact Ram Restoration today.