Have you ever noticed discoloration on your windows? It might be mold. Mold in the home can be quite dangerous for you and your family’s health, as it can release spores into the air that you can breathe in. But don’t panic! There are plenty of ways to deal with mold, from cleaning to installing replacement windows on your Orange, CA home.
Most people don’t actually realize they have mold on their windows, as it commonly forms on the joint between the window safe frame and the glass. While window mold can be colored, it can also be the same color as the window frame making it harder to detect. If you can see mold on your windows it means that there is a lot growing that you can’t see, and you should deal with it right away as it can be dangerous.
Luckily, it’s not that hard to get rid of mold on your windows. The first step is to put on safety equipment like goggles, gloves and a dust mask to prevent dangerous spores from getting into your body. Also, be sure to put down a tarp or cloth to cover the floor and catch falling mold as you clean, and open windows and doors to create as much ventilation as possible. You can wipe away mold with a mixture of one-part bleach and three-parts hot water. Scrub the mold using a non-abrasive brush that has been dipped in the mixture. Use a clean rap to wipe away excess liquid and any loosened mold.
Prevention is also key when it comes to moldy windows. While there are several ways to prevent mold, the easiest and most effective is to install new replacement windows. Modern replacement windows offer better air and water filtration as well as tight seals that all work together to prevent mold buildup.
You can also prevent mold from growing on your windows by reducing the humidity level in your home. Set your air conditioner to above 70 degrees and maintain proper airflow by keeping the ceiling vents open. It’s also important to regularly clean your home to prevent mold growth. The bedrooms and bathrooms are two very common placed that mold likes to grow as these two rooms have more dust and excess humidity than other rooms in the home. Take care to vacuum the floors, dust the windowsills and surfaces, and wipe down the windowsills to prevent mold growth.
While mold growth on windows is unfortunate and potentially dangerous to the health of you and your family, it can be fairly easy to prevent and deal with. From installing new replacement windows to doing regular cleaning and maintenance, you don’t have to have moldy windows in your home.
Looking for more information on replacement windows and maintenance? Cunningham Doors & Windows is here to help. We offer expert Orange, CA replacement window services from 1940 E Edinger Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705. Please stop by and visit us or give us a call at (714) 258-2500 today.