No homeowner wants to find mold in their home yet it happens every day. Not only is it ugly, it can be dangerous. There are many ways to prevent mold but today we are going to talk about what to do if you find mold in your home. Read on to learn about it and then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for help finding the best solution to preventing further mold growth.
Start by finding the water source
If there is mold in your home then there is a water source – it is that simple. The first step is to find out where the water is coming from – and then stopping the water. There are a million and one places water can come from inside a home and it is not always easy to figure out where the water is coming from. If you see that there is mold around your windows, then there are likely three places the water can be coming from:
- Window leak
- Pooling water outside
Walk around the area outside your home where the mold is growing. If you see that your siding is peeling away, then you may need siding repairs to prevent the water from getting inside. There could also be issues that are coming from further up, such as your roof.
Older windows can let water in
If you have looked to your roof and siding and they seem to be fine, then the issue may be with your windows. If you have wood windows, then you should know that they can crack and split over time. As this happens, they will begin to warp and allow moisture into your home. If you think this is an issue, talk to a window installation company about replacing them.
Not only will new windows help prevent water from getting in, but they can improve your home’s energy efficiency and help you keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Just make sure that the window replacement company you work with understands that you have had a mold issue. It is essential that all mold is properly cleaned out so that the growth does not continue once the windows have been replaced.
Call us today for a free assessment of your doors, windows, and more
If you are dealing with mold and are not sure what the problem is, then there are many companies you may need to consult with. One of them is a window replacement company. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we can check your window seals as well as the seals on your exterior doors. If there are issues here, then replacing the problem windows or doors can have a huge impact.
If you are ready for a free in-home consultation then we welcome your call at (800) 500-6200. We can come to you, assess your home, find ways to make it more energy efficient, and provide you with a comprehensive quote.