Where Can Mold Grow in the Winter?

A common misconception about mold is that it will only thrive in warm and humid areas. Mold growth does depend on a humid or moist environment, but the temperature does not matter. Unfortunately, mold can grow throughout the year no matter the season.

Bathrooms
The bathroom is an area of the house that is always prone to mold growth. Steam from the shower is one of the most common reasons for a bathroom to develop a mold problem. If there is no exhaust fan, or if it is not turned on, then the moisture will have no way of escaping. Also, any plumbing problems such as broken pipes, leaky faucets, or a toilet leak can contribute to the problem.

Dishwasher/Washing Machine
Your trusty appliances that can help you shave hours off of your chore time can also be the cause of mold growth in your home. Mold can begin to grow around the washer doors if they aren’t cleaned and dried regularly. If there are any leaks from loose hoses or poorly sealed parts, the water can sit underneath the machine which will eventually lead to mold and mildew.

Basements Crawl Spaces
Unfinished basements and crawl spaces are perfect places for mold to grow if you have one or both in your home. Most of the spaces are dark, damp and sometimes untouched for months at a time. Moisture can enter from underneath the dirt floor with no way to escape. Consider finishing the basement or crawl space to prevent it from collecting mold. As a bonus, you will be able to use these areas for living spaces or storage areas.

Mold can also grow inside of your home’s ductwork due to the moisture from the passing air. To remove mold from your air ducts, basement, attic, or crawl space, contact the experts at EnviroGreen Boston. Our professionals will have your home mold free in no time! To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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