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Winter's Stealth Invader: Understanding Mold Growth in Cold Weather

1/8/2024 (Permalink)

Woman looking at mold damage on wall. Call your local SERVPRO to assist in any unwarranted mold damage.

As temperatures drop, the threat of mold growth may seem less imminent, but winter presents its unique challenges. The cold season brings increased indoor humidity due to activities like cooking and heating, creating an ideal environment for mold spores to thrive. Poor ventilation and insulation issues compound the problem, allowing moisture to accumulate in hidden corners. Attics, basements, and crawl spaces become prime breeding grounds for mold during winter. To mitigate this risk, homeowners must remain vigilant. Regularly inspect and address any water leaks, ensure proper ventilation, and maintain indoor humidity levels. Professional mold inspections can identify hidden issues, preventing the winter chill from giving rise to an unwanted guest. Stay proactive to safeguard your home and health, as mold can be a persistent winter intruder. If you are experiencing mold growth, call your local SERVPRO. 

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