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Practical Ways to Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth in Winter

Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth in Winter

The cold winter months are one of the best times for mold and mildew to grow. However, many people think that cleaning mold will solve the problem. To effectively protect your home against mold damage, it’s important to address its source. 

Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth in Winter

Here are some tips from your gutter installation experts:

Watch Out for Leaks

Leaks are the number one cause of mold growth as they go unnoticed most of the time. They are usually tricky to spot, particularly those coming from the roof and gutters. To prevent this, it’s best to have your local contractor perform an in-depth inspection on your roofing system to keep it in tip-top shape.

You should also keep an eye on leaks coming from your kitchen and bathroom sinks and make the necessary repairs to prevent mold growth.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Gutters are another culprit for mold and mildew growth. Since they are prone to clogging, moisture and debris can easily build up, thus creating the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.

Make sure your seamless gutters are clean and clog-free during winter to make sure that they direct water and snowmelt away from your home. We also recommend installing gutter guards to keep twigs, needles and other debris from accumulating in your gutters, making them virtually maintenance-free.

Maintain Proper Ventilation

Air isn’t able to hold as much moisture during the cold months. Any excess moisture clings on your floors and walls. Pair it with the heat in your home, and mold can quickly spread throughout your space.

Keeping your home well-ventilated will prevent this from happening. Open the doors inside your home from time to time for the air to flow, and open your windows whenever you can. Doing so can improve your home’s air quality, keeping you safe from health hazards caused by mold.

For all your gutter needs, look no further than Advantage Seamless Gutters. We offer a variety of quality gutter styles, including k-style and half round gutters, to suit your needs. Contact us today at (888) 570-5778 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Alexandria, Bemidji and nearby MN communities.