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Which Season Is The Most Dangerous For Mold In Your House?

Published by 911 Restoration Central Arkansas on November 21, 2022 in category: Uncategorized

Mold is a problem that many homeowners face. Mold can grow in any season, even though some seasons are more severe than others. We will explain the dangers of mold growth in your home and what you can do to stop it from growing all year.


What is the worst home mold?
From early spring to mid fall, home mold is most common. This time of year is ideal for mold growth in most parts of the country. If the right conditions exist, mold can grow in any season. Mold can quickly grow with just a small amount of water. Condensation can cause window sill mold even in winter.

What causes home mold in spring?
The worst time of year for mold growth in the Southeastern United States is spring. High humidity and moderate temperatures can increase the likelihood of mold growth inside and outside your home. Although sunlight can slow down mold growth, it can return weeks or even months later. Check for water leaks in your crawl space, basement, or attic to reduce the chance of mold growth in spring. You should look out for signs such as sagging drywall and soggy carpet.

What is the reason I have mold in the summer?
Most summer mold is found in northern areas of the country. Mold can be caused by high humidity, heavy rains, or condensation from air conditioners. Summer mold is most prevalent in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
You can prevent the growth of kitchen mold using an exhaust fan in summer, so you won’t need to call a Central Arkansas mold remediation expert. Remember to wash the cabinets underneath with warm water and soap. Keep bathroom mold at bay by regularly cleaning your toilet and shower with bleach.

What causes fall mold in my house?
Mold can grow in any place where water is left for longer than 24 hours. It is best to use a dehumidifier, and clean it regularly. Regularly inspect your crawl space or basement and install exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom.

Is it possible to have winter mold in my home?
It is a big mistake to believe that mold cannot grow in winter. Although mold doesn’t thrive in cold temperatures, the majority of us keep our homes at 60 degrees. That’s the perfect temperature for mold growth. Winter is a time when mold can grow around windows. It can grow wherever cold air and warm air meet. Also, make sure to check for vents and doors.

Common Questions about the Worst Seasons of Mold
These are the most frequent questions we receive about mold and seasonal mold growth.

Is heat a killer for mold?
Although heat can kill mold, it is not a good way to address a problem at your home. To kill mold, temperatures should be between 140°F and 160°F. This could also cause a fire. Many people believe that increasing the heat will solve their problem. Mold is eliminated when the heat evaporates the water problem. This temporary effect is however only temporary. The mold will return as soon as the water is back.

What Humidity Does Mold Growth Take Place?
The humidity must be above 60% to see mold growth. Mold can grow in humidity, but that is only one condition. It can grow in any humidity level provided it has enough water or sewage. Home mold can be prevented by maintaining a humidity level between 30% and 50%. You should check each level individually as humidity levels can vary from floor-to-floor.

What is the best temperature for mold growth?
While most molds prefer temperatures over 70 degrees F, some molds can tolerate lower temperatures. Although room temperatures are typically lower than those in the home, appliances such as dryers and dishwashers can produce enough heat to increase temperature in small spaces. These appliances can provide enough heat to keep mold in check even during the winter months, provided they have water available and are humidified.

Is mold able to grow in cold temperatures?
Yes, mold can grow in cold temperatures. Most basements, even those that are unfinished, won’t reach 50 degrees F. The temperature can be raised enough by dryers, hot water tanks, or furnaces to encourage mold growth. The ideal temperature for mold growth is 65 to 75 degrees F in winter.

Is Freezing Cold Good for Mold?
The biggest myth about mold is that it can be killed by freezing cold. Although freezing temperatures can temporarily stop mold from growing, the temperature will return to normal almost all the time. Mold is a resident, and it can be killed by colder temperatures. Mold will return once the water has thawed.

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