With summer comes school vacation, sunshine, and longer days, but it also brings hot humid days and late summer storms. These conditions are perfect for mold growth. And on top of that many people go on vacation during the summer leaving their home unattended. Left unattended, mold can cause damage that can not only ruin the structural integrity of your home but also pose a dangerous threat to the health of your entire family.
Here are a few tips on protecting your home from summer mold growth.
Clean Your Home Thoroughly
Mold can grow on almost any surface in your home as long as there is moisture and something for it to feed on. You can eliminate these elements by cleaning surfaces in your home on a regular basis. Regular cleanings can help protect your home from summer mold growth.
Regulate Your Homes Temperature
Mold needs humid conditions to grow, growing best between 77 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. During the hot days in summer temperatures in your home can skyrocket making it the perfect environment for mold growth. Avoid this by regulating your home’s temperature by using air conditioner system and setting your thermostat to the low 70s.
Keep Air Circulating
Air circulation is not only beneficial to your health it is also beneficial to your home. Stale and stagnant air breeds mold. By keeping the air in your home moving and circulating you will help to naturally prevent mold growth. Keep your vents open and turn on ceiling fans or other systems to assist with air circulation during the summer months when air can get hot and heavy.
Turn To The Professionals
If you do detect mold in your home, don’t wait, turn to the professionals for help. The professionals at Moldguys Restoration. Our staff is caring when it comes to the safety of local residents, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure we can take care of the problem right away. We are experienced and proud to offer excellent customer service to all of our customers.