The first signs of the appearance of mold on windows
One of the first signs of mold growth (biological corrosion) on windows is the appearance of an usually persistent, unpleasant lingering musty smell in a room despite systematic airing.
The presence of fungus or mold on window slopes, walls – can manifest in the form of discoloration with hints of white to dark brown. As a result paint coating may crack, wallpaper may start falling, or in extreme cases, the plaster behind it might start deforming – the good news is it’s highly avoidable if treated on time.
Why does mold on windows appear
Several factors contribute to the process of mold appearance in our homes:
1. Increased humidity
The humidity level may increase exponentially when air circulation is disturbed and water is present. In a bathroom, for example, the reason is often wet towels are left to dry. They may contribute to the prevention rapid drying and significantly increases humidity.
Another source of humidity can be houseplants – the necessity of constant watering creates evaporation of said water into airborne moisture. Be mindful of air humidifiers and monitor the proper moisture levels of a particular room – there are cheap moisture meters.
2. Mustiness increase the chances of fungal growths
Regular airing is a necessary procedure in every location where people reside, their breathing releases moisture into the air and this can contribute to the stagnancy of air – there’s a reason no moss grows on a rolling stone. It’s all about air circulation and the introduction of fresh air.
3. Increased temperature
This is the third most favorite condition of fungal cultures. It’s in a warm, humid room with poor ventilation in which mold and mildew love cultivating and growing.
They feed on the nutrients found in their surrounding area which can include the minuscule, yet existing molecules of glucose found in the cellulose in your wallpaper or drywall backing.
4. Leaking windows
This one might seem a tad obvious, however, you’d be surprised how many cases of “black mold“professionals encounter on a daily basis, all stemming from leaking windows.
With such an easy problem to take care of, we urge you to take a serious look around your window sills and take note of any excessive moisture or damaged window insulation – it may introduce unwanted guests.
Our Advice For Mold Problems
It is necessary to understand that it is not enough to wash the mold off of your windows.
The solution of the problem is a comprehensive approach with focus on the elimination of any causes of its appearance and the observance of preventive measures in the future.
The process of restoration and fungal removal begins with the diagnosis of the cause of mold formation may they be on slopes, double-glazed windows and window sills. Most often this is a failure to comply with the temperature and humidity conditions in the room and poor quality installation of said structures.
Are you living in San Francisco, South San Francisco, Daly City, Brisbane, Pacifica, San Mateo, San Bruno, Millbrae or Hillsborough and need professional help or have a question about mold removal at your property?
We understand the seriousness of your problem, so we are available 24/7. If you notice there is mold around the windows, call GCD Restoration assistants at (650) 835-4447. Fast reaction lessens the damage and reduces the cost for mold remediation after.