Utah’s Temperatures Welcome Molds All Too Easily

Man adjusting thermostatAs Utah ushers in temperatures that are a bit cooler than the recorded average last July, homeowners need to prepare for certain issues that may arise. You may think you should be celebrating because of the slightly cooler temperatures, but the local government says they will still reach the 90s, with the south experiencing some wet days. 

Warning bells should start sounding in your head. It's time to look out for molds. Here's what you should do: 

Call for Mold Testing 

The easiest way to know if you have a mold problem is to go for mold testing, says Aerolite Group. This is especially important if the weather has been cooler followed by a warmer day. You should also watch for leaks and signs of water damage, and point the contractor to these areas when they come in to inspect for mold. 

Inspect Corners and Ceilings 

One moment you don't have a mold problem, but the next thing you know, it's already out of hand. This is why it's important to remain vigilant. Even after having the house tested for molds, you should still pay attention to vulnerable areas, such as the basement, where corners could be dark and damp–the perfect breeding ground for molds. Inspect the ceiling and the attic, because molds love poorly ventilated areas. 

Clean the House Properly

You may think a bucket of soapy water and a mop can clean the house effectively, but make sure that surfaces are drying properly. When you wipe wood and other surfaces using a wet rag, these can cause water stains and, worse, mold. Open the windows and doors as well, to help with the ventilation to remove allergens in the air. 

A mold problem may not be easy to spot on your own, but you can prevent them from being a nuisance if you just pay attention and do things the right way.