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Mold Growth: Prevention and Removal

Mold typically appears as a discoloration on your window. Sometimes, it’s noticeable; other times, it can be overlooked.

Here are a few tips on how you can detect mold growth and how you can prevent it.

Detecting Mold Growth

Mold usually starts to form at the bottom of the windows, specifically at the joint between the glass and the window sash frame. The amount of mold you can see does not necessarily equate to the total amount of mold that has accumulated. That is why it’s important to act fast even when you’ve only seen a small amount of mold on your windows.

Mold Prevention and Removal

Before looking for replacement windows, you can try to get rid of the mold using a simple water and bleach solution. Of course, you can hire a professional to deal with your problem as this assures you of a correctly and safely performed job. But whether you decide to hire a pro or do it by yourself, here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

  • Wear gloves, dust masks and goggles so that you won’t ingest the spores released by the mold. Also, make sure to cover the floor under the window so that it won’t catch falling mold.

  • Mix 1/4 bleach with 3/4 warm water, and use the mixture to remove the mold from your window sill. It’s best to use a non-abrasive brush when scrubbing off the mold.

  • Ensure adequate ventilation in the room. Open a window or door so that the mold won’t remain locked up in your home. Also, make sure the windows are completely dry before shutting them close.

To prevent mold growth from recurring, it’s essential to clean your windows and your home’s interior regularly. Ensure your windows are tightly sealed or replace them if necessary.

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Jul 17, 2022

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