Why Spring Leads to Mold Growth

Why Spring Leads to Mold Growth

  • Posted: Mar 10, 2016
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Spring brings a lot of good things in the Midwest; it brings flowers, warmer weather, and happier faces. But it also brings mold growth. Spring is actually the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) season for mold growth. There are a few things that factor into this, which we’ll lay out for you in this post. The most important thing to remember, however, is that prevention is key when it comes to mold infestations. And if prevention fails, always call an expert. But without further ado, here’s our breakdown of why spring leads to mold growth.

Warmer Weather

Spring in Illinois isn’t always as warm as this one has been, but it does get warmer in general. This warmth creates the perfect atmosphere for mold growth because mold is a living thing and is happiest in warmer climates, just like all the other plants that grow in springtime. So any mold that was frozen or prevented in winter will easily begin growing as the temperature rises.

Melted Ice/Snow

Warm weather also means that all of the ice and snow leftover from winter will begin to melt. This will release more condensation into the air and, as you probably already know, mold loves moisture. This can also lead to snow or ice melting into cracks and crevices in your home and getting trapped there, which can also cause mold growth. Make sure to check your home for any leaks or spots as the temperatures rise in order to prevent any serious damage.

More Rainfall

Spring brings a lot more rainfall. Although that sounds silly to say in light of the rainy winter we’ve had here in Illinois, it it remains true. At any rate, spring in Illinois is usually very rainy, which means even more moisture is released into the air. It also means that that leaky roof you’ve been procrastinating fixing may end up harboring mold in your home.

That’s why spring is the time to make sure everything in your home is in order and there are no places where mold could potentially grow. Check your attic, crawl space, and basement to make sure no water is seeping in and no mold is growing there. And if you do find mold, schedule an inspection with Mold Inspection Illinois right away. Our certified professionals can get your home back to normal in no time.

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