Now that we are almost in the full swing of summer, it’s time to start thinking about making sure your home or workplace maintains a mold-free environment. At Ram Restoration, we know the time of year where mold is worse, especially in the Miami Valley region. If you think your residential or commercial space has mold growing in it, let Ram Restoration help remediate your space and keep your mold levels low.
When Does Mold Grow?
Mold can grow at any point throughout the year, though there are definitely times when it’s worse. Mold starts to grow whenever you have high humidity levels in your home or workplace. In order to prevent mold growth, ideal relative humidity levels should be between 30% and 60%. If you find you have higher relative humidity levels, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier, which helps to remove excess moisture from the air.
While mold can grow at any point in the year, there are times when mold growth is more likely.
As mentioned above, mold grows when your home or office has excess moisture present. Because of the high chance of rain showers, it increases the chance of flooding or a leak. When you do have a flood in your location, it’s important to have water damage restoration company ready to help repair your space and check for mold growth at the same time.
Typically, the biggest mold season occurs in the summer as temperatures continue to climb, impacting the relative humidity. This is the time of year to stay vigilant and check for mold throughout your location, especially in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. If you do notice mold growth or smell a musty scent, it’s a sign to call your local mold remediation company.
Fall doesn’t typically have as much chance of mold growth compared to spring and summer. However, it’s still important to keep up with removing fallen leaves and debris from your home’s gutters, as it helps to prevent mold from growing.
Mold Growth vs. Allergy Symptoms
Many times, people don’t know if they’re experience mold growth symptoms or allergy symptoms. The state of Ohio is one of the worst places for allergies, as many of the major cities, including Dayton, have the worst allergy seasons. That being said, if you have allergies, you typically know what your symptoms are and when they start.
If you are worried about mold growth in your home or workplace, these are some of the most common symptoms to watch out for:
- Itchy eyes
- Coughing and sneezing
- Skin rashes
- Trouble breathing, especially if you have asthma
Having too much mold growth in your home or office can make people sick. In order to keep you and those around you healthy, scheduling a mold inspection and then scheduling any necessary mold remediation will help make sure your family or your employees stay healthy. Since 2002, Ram Restoration has been a locally owned and operated restoration and remediation company serving Dayton, Springboro, Centerville, Moraine, and the surrounding areas. We work with you from start to finish when it comes to restoring your residential or commercial property. Need a mold remediation? Contact Ram Restoration today.