Most of us think of mold growing in the spring or summer, the days of unending rain, or stifling humidity. While mold sporalizes less in the winter, it can still be a problem. Mold is a concern for any home, office or building. Attention should be given to properties that are vacant as the real estate industry starts to shift, and homes potentially can remain on the market longer.

How can mold grow in the Winter?

Mold needs moisture to grow and spread. Houses in cooler climates are sealed tight throughout the winter months. Poor air circulation and humidity from the HVAC can provide the perfect environment for mold to develop. Heat rises and ends up in the attic, where condensation may build-up. This would be a perfect breeding ground for mold. Condensation can also be an issue around doors and windows. Winter weather is another culprit. Freezing or bursting pipes and leaks after a thaw increase the chances of mold growth.

What steps can prevent winter mold?

While winter brings thoughts of cozy nights by the fire and hibernation, it is a time to remain diligent. Here is our “to-do” list to impede Winter mold from invading your home:

  • Inspect the roof for any damage that can cause leaks and make repairs immediately.
  • Check the basement, crawl space, and attic for standing water or moisture. Fix any trouble spots as soon as possible and dry up wet spots.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure they are secure.
  • Inspect exterior caulking around doors and windows and repair any concerns.
  • Run exhaust fans in the kitchen and bath while cooking and bathing.
  • Dust, vacuum, and clean frequently.

What if mold is in the home?

Mold is harmful to your home and your health. If you suspect that mold is in your home it is time to call the experts at Healthy Home Solutions of CT. Our innovative mold remediation process directly attacks the source of the problem to eradicate the spores at the molecular level.  Our goal is to improve the health of your indoor environment.

Our professional mold remediation process is comprehensive and effective. We will conduct a preliminary visual assessment of your home, business or building to make sure the source of any moisture is identified.  As you cannot rely on what you see or smell to conclusively ascertain the presence of mold, it is usually recommended to perform air quality testing to confirm the presence of mold and the specific levels of any airborne contamination.

The air quality test identifies the mold, the concentration level of mold spores, and the extent of the contamination. Based on the results, we will formulate a specific, personalized plan for your home, including a quote for mold remediation if appropriate. We will discuss the situation with you and explain our recommended strategy so that you understand what will be done.

Our licensed and/or certified technicians utilize a multifaceted approach to restore a building’s indoor environment to a state of normal fungal ecology. While scenarios may vary from project to project, the underlying protocol follows guidelines from the ANSI/IICRC S520 and EPA. Using our proprietary EPA registered product, we can restore and preserve more building materials than conventional remediators. Our approach is fast, affordable, effective and eco-friendly. Your home, office, or building will be restored to a fresher and more breathable space without the use of harsh chemicals.

Our mold remediation process is considered complete once an optional post-treatment test confirms that we’ve successfully reduced the spore count in your indoor environment. We are happy to arrange for a third party to collect an air quality sample to give you that additional peace of mind.

We care about the air you breathe and are continually educating our communities on how to maintain a healthy indoor environment. If you have indoor air quality concerns, including mold issues, call Healthy Home Solutions of CT today!