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What Causes Window Mold?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

Window Mold How far will the Mold go and what does it do to you?

What Causes Window Mold?

Mold is something, especially as homeowners-we expect to deal with at some point or another. When we deal with our basements or bathrooms, we very often do not think of windows as areas of mold growth. However, window mold can become a large problem for many homeowners. Mold can not only damage wooden window sills but it can pose serious health effects.

Although mold does not typically grow on glass, it can be commonly found between the window panes, along wooden window sills, frames, and along window tracks.

Mold growth in these areas is a result of not dusting windows on a regular basis- along with moisture buildup from humid or wet weather. Dust buildup can quickly block the ventilation of windows, and create an ideal environment for mold growth within your home.

How Can I Prevent Window Mold?

The best way to prevent mold growth along your windows is to make sure the area is clean and dry. Dust around your windows regularly to prevent any buildup. Make sure that your windows are properly sealed and insulated to prevent excess moisture from getting inside and creating the environment best suited for mold growth.

Reducing the level of humidity in your home can also be helpful. Keeping your home cool and the summer with fans or an air conditioner, and using a dehumidifier.

What Should I Do If I Discover Window Mold?

In mild cases, small amounts of window mold can be removed using household detergent.

You can apply it to the problem area. Then scrub it with a brush. You can also use a small amount of bleach to get rid of the mold.

**Be sure to wear appropriate protective gear, including a face mask and rubber gloves, as black mold can be dangerous.**

However, if you find there is a large amount of mold, or it is in areas that are difficult to remove, it is best to contact a professional mold remediation company.

They can remove mold effectively to prevent damage to your windows or health effects.

SERVPRO of Bloomington/Pontiac is here for your Mold Remediation needs. Call our trained and experience team to guide you through the process and provide an estimate on your project.

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