It is a common misconception that if you have mold in your home’s crawl space or other exterior areas that all you have to do is wait it out and winter temperatures will take care of it for you, making mold remediation services unnecessary. The reality is that if you have mold in your home, the last thing you want to do is spend the winter shut up tight in your home with mold spores being circulated by the HVAC system.
Another thing to know is that mold can feed quite well on dead vegetation around the exterior of your home and isn’t killed off by frost. While mold can go dormant in the winter, it will come back with a vengeance come spring and add to the triggers that affect allergies this time of year. By taking care of mold remediation now, before winter arrives, you can help yourself feel better later.
It is also possible for the crawl space to have periods of higher humidity in the winter months and issues such as a leaking pipe can keep mold happy despite the temperatures outside. To avoid the continued growth and success of a mold colony, it is recommended to take care of mold remediation whenever the mold is found rather than hoping it will go away in the winter or any other time of the year.
If you would like to have a mold inspection completed for peace of mind and a mold remediation plan put into action if mold is found, give us a call at AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with winter mold prevention tips so you can enjoy the best indoor air quality this winter and in the months beyond.