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How To Prevent Mold Growth This Winter

Halloween is right around the corner which means Winter is not far behind. Winters in New England pose many challenges every year. One of the challenges presented every winter is mold growth. Mold growth is never ideal, but even more of a burden in the Winter because homeowners are already dealing with frigid temperatures and snow. Here is some helpful advice on how to limit or prevent mold growth on your property this Winter. 

Drying Any Wet Areas

Wet areas inside your home are not going to dry themselves. For example, if you or someone spills a liquid on a carpet, it needs to be cleaned up immediately. Letting a carpet become damp and soak in the wetness can create mold problems. On that note, it is important to be mindful in this regard when you are washing your hands. Do not let water splash around away from the sink and should water make its way outside of the sink, wipe down the area as soon as possible. 

Gutter Maintenance 

You know it is officially fall season when you see your neighbors or neighborhood tending to their respective gutters. Fall is the most popular time to maintain your gutter and with good reasons. With heavy amounts of rain and snow probably on the horizon, your gutter needs to be in tip-top shape. A faulty gutter will have a trickle-down affect on the rest of a home. A poorly maintained gutter can cause water from the exterior of your home to seep into the walls of your home. This will then present an opportunity for mold to grow. When mold is given an opportunity, it often capitalizes on it. 

Look Out For Leaks

Every year, many water damage and mold incidents stem from untreated leaks. Leaks often serve as a warning sign that something is not right with your pipes and needs to be addressed. Mold can grow on pipes quickly. As soon as you see the leakage from your pipes, wipe it down and try to see if you know what caused the leak. 

Professional Mold Removal Services in Boston, MA: MoldGuys Restoration 

At Moldguys Restoration, we can get your home ready for Winter. We have seen many New England winters and helped our communities time and time again. If you are looking to alleviate a mold issue in your home this Fall, give our professionals a call.  

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