Mold doesn’t grow as much during the winter, but certain scenarios can cause mold to start forming. Colorado Hazardous Environmental wants to help you avoid mold growth this winter. Below we will discuss a few things that can help you be more aware of mold causing scenarios and what you can do to prevent the mold from breeding.
Check for Basement and Attic Leaks
Your attic and basement are the least checked places in your home. However, these areas are the most likely to have water damages. Either a leaky roof or pipes in your basement can cause water to hold in these areas. By being more aware and checking your basement and attic on a regular basis, you can avoid water damages. Water damages will not only cause structural damages and rot, but it can also cause mold to grow.
Check for Ice Dams
Ice dams on your roof can cause water to seep into your attic and between your walls. Unfortunately, you will not be able to see the water in your walls until you see mold stains. Ice dams or large sheets of ice that form on your roof. As the ice melts, it re-freezes causing water to become blocked. With nowhere else to go, it will start to seep into walls and your roof. Be aware of the condition of your roof this winter. It could save you from costly mold removal.
Frozen or leaky pipes can cause major water damages in a small amount of time. If you have frozen or leaky pipes call a professional for repairs as soon as possible. If the water is left, it will cause mold to grow. Once the mold starts breeding it will quickly take over your entire house.
If you notice mold stains in your home, give Colorado Hazardous Environmental a call. Once you see mold stains, it means you have a major mold problem that will need to be removed by a professional. It would be best if you never tried to remove mold yourself. If you miss even the tiniest bit, it will begin to grow again.