Every year, the spring rains bring blossoming flowers and lush green plants back to life. Among the abundance of beautiful and vibrant flowers in your garden, there may be something not so pleasant lurking close by – mold. When water finds its way through leaks or cracks in windows, your roof, or any other opening, it can lead to mold growth which poses a hazard to your health. The warm, wet spring weather provides the perfect climate for mold to grow which can also cause damage to your home.
Mold has the potential to grow in any damp areas in your home where water has leaked or places that there is consistently high humidity. Areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, basements, and attics are at a higher risk for mold growth, so it’s especially important to routinely monitor these rooms for any signs of mold. Once it has begun to grow, mold releases spores into the air, posing a very serious health risk to many. Breathing in these spores can cause respiratory issues, and can be very dangerous for individuals who have pre-existing health conditions.
Left untreated, mold can begin to eat away at materials in your home, including carpets, ceilings, walls, and drywall. As we’re headed into a season with more rain, it’s important to take steps to reduce the chance of mold growth so that you can prevent any unnecessary damage to your home. This spring, be sure to look around your home for any cracks or leaks that could allow water to get in, especially around windows and on the roof. Pay special attention to any rooms with high humidity levels and consider purchasing a dehumidifier to reduce the high moisture content in the air.
While April showers are great for producing happy, healthy plants, the large amounts of rain can increase the chance of mold growth in your home. If you notice any signs of mold, call Rocky Top Restoration; our team is certified to deal with mold and will carry out our mold remediation process by identifying the cause, removing the mold, and restoring your home back to its original state. Don’t wait for your mold problem to get any worse – contact us so that we can help minimize the damage and save you money.