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Can mold grow in your home during the winter?

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Yes, mold can grow during the winter in your Richfield home.

Mold is not usually a winter type organism. In fact, mold really likes the same temperature and moisture as most people, according to the EPA. Therefore, if your home has moisture and heat then it doesn't matter if it's cold or hot outside, mold will grow.

The main culprit for mold in the winter is due to ice damming. When an ice dam is present on the roof it allows melting ice and snow to seep under the shingles and into the home. The leak is too slow to catch the eye of the homeowner until it is too late.

In most cases the owners of the home don't know they have a leak until the drywall starts to crack or the mold starts to grow inside. But the damage is done and if there is mold on the outside, there will be mold on the inside.

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