A Guide to Mold on Windowsills
Mold has the potential to grow anywhere in your home. While you may come to expect mold to grow in the bathroom, ductworks, or attic, mold on windowsills may come as a surprise. Of course, the right temperature and moisture level must be present to create an ideal environment before mold can grow on windowsills.
When you notice mold on your windowsills, you need to deal with the problem as soon as possible. Mold on windowsills not only damages wooden windowsills and drywall, it can also put your health at risk.
But before you can identify mold on windowsills and decide how to deal with the issue, you should learn the causes of mold growth. It would be best to know the proper precautions to prevent mold on windowsills and when to call a mold removal and abatement company.
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What Causes Mold on Windowsills?
If moisture and dust get trapped inside small crevices between windowpanes, it can create an ideal environment for mold to grow on windowsills. Mold cannot grow on glass, but moisture accumulation between windowpanes can cause condensation and give the appearance of mold on the glass. Mold can grow on other surfaces surrounding the glass, including the windowsill, trim, or the mullions, or the pieces of wood separating the panes of glass in a window.
Another cause of mold on windowsills is dust buildup. Dust can block the ventilation of windows and trap moisture and humidity in small crevices.
If mold on windowsills is mild, you can take care of it easily by using small amounts of detergent or bleach while scrubbing thoroughly. Just make sure you are wearing a face mask or rubber gloves when you are removing mold yourself. But, if mold on your windowsills has started to spread onto the surrounding drywall, you will want experts to deal with it, as they are best equipped to handle the mold safely and quickly.
CLEAR Restoration offers mold removal and abatement services for mold on your windows and in your home. Contact the professionals at CLEAR when you need mold on your windowsills and throughout your home removed.
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How To Prevent Mold on Windowsills
To prevent mold from growing on your windowsills, make sure the area around your windows is clean and dry. Not only should you clean up any moisture you find along your windowsills, but you should also dust regularly.
Another precaution you can take to prevent mold growth on windowsills is to ensure the area around your windowsill is properly sealed and insulated to avoid excess moisture from getting inside. Proper insulation will deny any moisture from getting inside and creating an ideal environment for mold growth. Reducing humidity in your home with fans, an air conditioner, or a dehumidifier will also prevent mold on windowsills.
Call a Professional Mold Removal and Abatement Company to Remove Mold on Windowsills
The professionals at CLEAR Restoration have the experience to remove mold on windowsills with care and efficiency. We’re dedicated to removing any mold on windowsills before it becomes a hazard to your home’s structure and your health. When you find mold on your windowsills or anywhere in your home, give us a call at 225-245-3575, and we’ll come to examine and take care of the problem.