If you are a homeowner, you are probably always on the lookout for mold growth since, unfortunately, it can grow pretty quickly and can damage your house. Hazardous mold thrives on organic surfaces and requires moisture, warmth, and oxygen. Therefore, during the summer months, when the weather is humid, it becomes a lot easier for mold to grow.
Humidity Can Contribute to Hazardous Mold Growth
When it is humid outside, the areas of your home that might otherwise not be susceptible to mold growth can suddenly find themselves at risk for growing mold. Take, for example, a cupboard space underneath your stairs on the ground floor of your home. Your cupboard may usually be dark and dry and not very humid at all, but if you add some humidity, you have a recipe for mold.
Ways to Prevent Hazardous Mold Growth
The best way to prevent this from happening is by making sure that areas like that one stay well ventilated, cool enough, and humidity-free. Make sure spaces like that dark cupboard have some airflow. Leave the door open to increase the airflow. It may be worthwhile to keep your air conditioner in that part of the house on energy saver as opposed to just turning it off entirely. Doing this will help keep the temperature in the home from rising too high. Monitor humidity levels in your home and if they get too high, install a dehumidifier to pull the excess moisture out of the air.
Hazardous Mold Can Be Harmful
Hazardous mold can cause severe reactions in adults and serious complications in small children and the elderly. It can be especially irritating to those with allergies or compromised immune systems.
If you have hazardous mold in your home call Drymax Restoration at 337-944-4354. We conduct mold testing and mold remediation in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Broussard and Alexandria, LA areas.