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Spring is the Season for Mold & Mildew Growth

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Blog

Spring is the Season for Mold & Mildew GrowthYou’ve heard the saying that “April showers bring May flowers,” but it turns out that April showers can often be the culprit that jumpstarts mold and mildew growth in homes and businesses. You might already be looking forward to summer, to beach days, road trips and fun BBQ’s. However, it’s not a good idea to simply bypass Spring and keep looking ahead to summer. That is because while you’re excited that spring is in the air, which means we’re closer to summer, you also need to have caution because mold spores are in the air as well! Mold grows where there is moisture. This means that with the rain and wet conditions that can be found in spring, you might be sitting in a hot bed for mold.

Mold Can Grow in Many Places of Your Home

Mold grows in many areas of your home. It can be found around appliances like the dishwasher, air conditioner and even the refrigerator. It can also be found in places like floor tiles, bathroom walls and ceilings, and anywhere else where moisture is often present. The attic and basement are other areas to look out for, so it is important to keep a close eye on places like these. If you have an issue with your roof and water is seeping into your attic when it rains, this can be a problem! Doing a quick scan once and a while can help you catch mold at early stages, before it becomes a much larger problem.

Cleaning Mold Is Not as Easy as You Think

You might think that cleaning mold is as simple as wiping if off of surfaces, but that is not the case. When mold is not handled properly, it actually releases harmful mold spores into the air. These mold spores, once airborne, can spread throughout the house and have detrimental effects on the health of you and your family. Mold has not only been linked to increasing allergies, but can cause itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing and respiratory issues. If not taken care of the right way, you can be putting the health of your family in jeopardy.

AQHI, Inc Can Help Remove Mold & Other Harmful Substances

If you are worried about the mold and mildew that comes in with the April showers currently raining down on your home, it may be time to call in the big guns. AQHI, Inc has been in the industry since 1992. That means for the last 28 years, they have been working tirelessly throughout Southern California to remediate mold in your home.  We know the proper way to remediate mold and other harmful substances, like lead, asbestos and PCBs from your home. Give us a call at 800-481-8080 if you suspect mold in your home and would like to set up an appointment to have it safely removed.