- Regulate Air Quality in the House
Poor air quality in the house can be the reason you have black mold on your windowsills and other places. This is because, with poor air quality, there is buildup of moisture in the house. The buildup of mold could be happening due to the conditions inside the house, instead of the exterior like you may have always thought.
- Repair the Windows
Worn out windows and sills are loopholes for moisture to seep into the house and cause moisture accumulation that in turn leads to mold growth. The sight of black mold on windows is a clear sign that there is something wrong with the windows. Repair the broken window barriers, install new insulators, and re-caulk the broken sills. At the same time, redirect the rainwater away from your house.
- Clean the House
A dirty and dusty house provides a perfect medium for growth of mold and mildew. When dust is shaken off from the floor, it rises and settles on the windowsills. Afterward, moisture from humidity within the house combines with condensation buildup on the windows. This forms the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew growth along with the windows. To avoid mold growth due to a dirty house, consider dusting your house every week and getting rid of the clutter that harbors dust in the house. It will also help keep you safe and healthy from allergies and diseases.
- Hire Mold Professionals
The best way to dealing with mold on windows is by hiring mold professionals. They have the expertise and skills to test, remove, and lay down the necessary preventive measures. The money they ask for does not compare to the amount of loss you would incur if the mold caused serious health problems and structural damage. It is important to verify a professional’s testimonial before hiring them so that you can be guaranteed of quality services and that the mold will not return right after its removal.
- Use Desiccants
Another great way of keeping condensation at bay from your windows is by using desiccants along with the frames. Desiccants are made of silica, a compound that sucks moisture present in the room where they are placed. You could even make some at home by putting calcium chloride in a bucket and hanging it near the windows.
- Wipe Away Condensation
When it is extremely cold outside, people tend to lock themselves inside the house. They emit lots of warmth and when this combines with the heat produced from the hot showers and heavy-duty cooking, the house becomes so hot inside. This results in the buildup of condensation that manifests in the form of water droplets on the windows. When left to sit on the windows, these droplets could lead to the buildup of mold and mildew along the sills. You can prevent mold buildup by wiping off the condensation from the windows. You should do this with a dry microfiber towel or piece of cloth to avoid scratching the glass.
No matter the levels or type, no mold is healthy to live with. Mold has the potential to cause both structural damage and health issues to your loved ones. It should thus be dealt with at its onset before it multiplies and wreaks havoc in your home. Besides, you stand to reap so many benefits of having a mold-free environment. Among the many benefits include increased home value, good reputation, and improved quality of life.