Mold discovery is something that no homeowner wants to experience, yet it can happen. It can be harmful in addition to being unattractive. While there are many strategies to prevent mold, today’s discussion will focus on what to do if mold is discovered in your house. Continue reading to learn more about it, and then call Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for assistance in determining the best way to stop additional mold growth.
Locate The Water Source First
That much is obvious: if there is mold in your home, there is a water source. The first step is to determine the source of the water before stopping it. Water can originate from a million different places inside a house, and pinpointing the source is not always simple. If you notice mold growing around your windows, water is probably coming from one of three places:
- Window condensation
- A leak
- Water accumulating outdoors
The location outside your home where the mold is developing is worth exploring. If you notice that your siding is flaking off, siding repairs may be necessary to keep water from entering your home. There can also be problems coming from higher up, like your roof.
A Window’s Age Can Cause It to Leak
If you have checked your siding and roof, and they appear to be in good condition, then the problem may be with your windows. You should be aware that wood windows can split and crack over time if you have any. They will start to distort and let moisture into your house as a result. If you believe that this is a problem, discuss window replacement options with a window installation business.
New windows can not only help keep water out of your home, but they can also make your home more energy efficient and help you maintain a pleasant temperature. Just make sure the window replacement business you choose is aware that you have a mold problem. To prevent further growth after the windows have been replaced, it is crucial to thoroughly clear away all mold.
Call Us Right Now for a Free Inspection of Your Windows, Doors, and More
There are several businesses you may need to consult with if you are dealing with mold and are unsure of the cause of the issue. One of them is a business that replaces windows. Both the seals on your external doors and the window seals may be checked at Progressive Insulation & Windows. If there are problems, changing the problematic windows or doors can have a significant effect.
Call us at (800) 500-6200 if you’re ready for a free in-home consultation. We can inspect your house on-site, provide recommendations for improving its energy efficiency, and give you a detailed estimate.