Mold growth and mildew are not just summer afflictions. In fact, mold and mildew are intensified during the winter months, especially in Virginia. As the weather gets cooler and wetter, homeowners tend to lock down their homes to keep warm air inside; and if a home has energy-efficient treatments, it is heavily insulated and traps moisture. Without circulation of fresh air, airborne spores can increase the likelihood of mold and mildew stains in the home; and as the mold grows, it compromises the strength and integrity of your structure.
In a warm house, mold and mildew can grow in the following areas:
The number one key to preventing mold and mildew is to keep your home dry and clean. If you need a professional to assess your property for signs of moisture, contact our experts today. We’ll locate the source and provide a waterproofing solution to reduce moisture levels. We’ll ensure a safe, dry, and mold-free home in Virginia. Give Basement Masters Waterproofing a call today at (571) 371-0960.
This post was originally published on 12/5/2016 and updated on 11/30/2021 for accuracy and a larger scope of information.