Summer rainstorms can leave plenty of water damage behind on both the interior and exterior of your home. If you just had your windows replaced, you should inspect them to make sure there hasn’t been a colony of mold growing on them. Here are some excellent tips for keeping your replacement windows and windowsills free of mold growth.
Before you can remove any mold, you need to know what you are looking for in the first place. Whenever mold starts to grow, it will gather at the bottom of your windows. Chances are you will find it in the joint of the window that separates the glass component from the window frame and the sash. Sometimes, the mold will be all too evident because of a bizarre color, but other times, it’s possible you won’t notice it until it is too late.
Another problem is that the mold you can see might not reflect how much mold there actually is. Also, for anyone in your family who is allergic to mold, the buildup can aggravate their allergies or even make them feel even sicker. The warmth and humidity of summer weather – whether it is in Maryland, Virginia, or Georgia – all present ideal conditions for mold to start gathering on your replacement windows and their attached window sills.
Preventing Mold Growth
The next step is to deny mold the opportunity to flourish. Make sure there are no leaks in your windows or large pools of condensation on the windowsill. If your current windows are already covered in mold, your best option is to replace them entirely. Brand new seals can ensure that water damage can’t linger around potential leak sites. You will need plenty of air conditioning to keep cool during the next summer heat wave, so we suggest that you set your thermostat to be over 70 degrees – although this seems warm, it will also reduce the amount of condensation that will settle on your replacement windows.
Removing Mold Infestations
Despite your best efforts to prevent it, mold will still find a way to affect the condition of your home. Although it is best to call on experts to help, you can deal with mold buildups on your own. Make sure you collect all the safety equipment you need – gloves, goggles, and masks, for example – that will allow you to avoid coming in contact with the mold or inhaling it. Next, open up your other windows and doors to ensure a steady stream of fresh air, and that the mold is not transferred from your windows to another part of your home. Use bleach and water to remove any mold you see and then wipe every surface down with clean rags. Make sure that your replacement windows and their windowsills have time to dry off before you close the windows again.
Replacement Windows from Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this spring and summer with affordable replacement windows that will exceed your expectations. With our quality replacement window services, reasonable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end-result. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-844-320-9847. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.