Hot Summer Weather Leads to Mold Problems

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Hot Summer Weather Leads to Mold Problems

Category : Seasonal

It’s mid summer and that means temperatures in the South Shore and Boston areas are soaring. Aside from the rising mercury levels, mold spore count is also on the rise.

Molds love warm, humid climates and household mold species tend to thrive in temperatures between 77 and 86 degrees F. The warm weather encourages spore creation, and those spores can easily be spread throughout a home if homeowners have windows open. Mold from the environment can also enter a home through open windows and doors. Even with central air conditioning (as many of us have in eastern Mass), the cooling may not be distributed evenly enough to impede mold growth during the hottest days of summer.

Our mold removal company recommends homeowners keep a close eye on places that are often dark and generally warmer than the rest of the home. These places include closets, cabinets, garages, and attics. Always be sure to keep these areas clean and circulated. Although mold spores travel on air currents, mold itself does not like air circulation as it makes it more difficult to latch onto materials such as wood and drywall.

If you notice a musty smell or see visible signs of mold during the summer months, contact our mold removal company today for quick, effective, and affordable mold remediation services.

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