Humidity and Mold Growth

With the change of season approaching through the telltale sign of cool morning weather, mold can begin to make its way into our homes. How? Humidity. Humidity has a significant impact on the growth and spread of mold. As humidity increases in the air, it provides the perfect environment for mold to thrive. Indoor molds begin growing when they make their way inside the home and attach to a wet surface where they will continue to grow and produce hazardous health problems like allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and irritation to the nose, eyes, throat, and skin. Mold itself is common in areas where humidity in the home is higher such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and crawl spaces, however, this doesn’t mean mold can’t grow in other areas of the home, too. If you’re wondering how mold can grow in your Albuquerque home, continue reading for signs to look out for, then contact a professional team to clean it up like Archuleta Restoration and Remodel!

Spotting Signs & Culprits of Humidity

  • Condensation buildup on windows, window sills, and cooler surfaces where water droplets can cling to is an immediate sign that the humidity is too high and mold may be prevalent within the home already, or can begin growing if left untreated. 
  • Poor ventilation can also increase the likelihood of mold growth, as air circulation helps prevent higher humidity levels, as well as keeps mold from attaching to surfaces. 
  • Leaking appliances or plumbing is also another way in which humidity can increase in a home, which heightens the chances of mold growth. 

All these factors can contribute to the ideal environment for mold to thrive in, and should be treated as soon as possible. The longer mold is left unmanaged in a home, the more the mold may have adverse health effects on an individual, as well as continuous damage to the interior of the home.

If you’re in need of a consultation and believe your home may have a serious mold problem, reach out to Archuleta Restoration and Remodel. We provide professional mold removal and remediation services throughout Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and the New Mexico area. Give us a call at (505) 473-2848 to speak with our expert team!