Walls Can “Sweat” in the Winter

Have you ever experienced moisture building up on your walls that makes them look like they are sweating during the winter? This buildup typically occurs around windows or A/C units, and it can have an interestingly adverse effect on your walls. What happens is that warm air in your home comes in contact with the cold of the window or a small gap in the insulation of your window A/C unit and condensation gathers on the wall around the window. There are a couple of things that may cause this side effect during the cold weather months.

Moisture naturally builds up in the air in our homes, and there are a few reasons why. Breathing is one reason. However, it’s not likely to be one of the primary sources of the moisture. Cooking can also add to the phenomenon. For instance, during the winter some people make more soups and other cold-weather cuisines, so the boiling water adds to the total. Bathrooms, however, are typically the main culprit for excessive moisture buildup in the air of your home. For the most part, everyone enjoys a warm shower, and if the ventilation in your bathrooms can’t keep up with the steam involved with all the hot water, instead of being sucked directly out of your home, the moisture will dissipate. Then it will condensate when it comes in contact with the cold window panes.

What’s the Problem With a Little Moisture and Mold?

It may seem innocent enough, but over time, you could develop mildew and mold around these windows. In older homes that don’t have storm windows, this problem can be particularly harmful. Mold and mildew can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, and you may not even know that it is building up in your home. Mold can grow behind your walls and start to deteriorate the integrity of your sheetrock especially if you have wood paneling or wallpaper. With the combined health and structural damage that can coincide with mold and mildew, the financial ramifications can be severe if left untreated.

Mold and Mildew Removal Service in Abilene, TX

If you are in the Abilene area and you find yourself in a situation where you have mold or mildew in your home, you may want to seek our services. Any case that has mold growing over 10 square feet in an area should be handled by a professional service like ServiceMaster by A-Town Hi-Tech. Why may you ask? Mold and mildew can be a very prolific problem that keeps coming back over and over if not handled properly. Also, coming into contact with certain molds can have an ill effect on your health.

Rashes and respiratory distress can be just a couple of the milder side effects. Prolonged exposure to mold and mildew can cause much more dire implications. For mold and mildew remediation and removal, it may be in your best interest to consult a professional team for help. We use the Goldmorr process for mold removal in homes and businesses so that we can efficiently and quickly make your home safe again. Contact ServiceMaster by A-Town Hi-Tech if you need help with your mold and mildew problems.