Preventing Mold Growth On Windows

Preventing Mold Growth On Windows

Most homeowners find themselves battling with mold somewhere in their home at some point. Whether it’s in the bathroom on the shower floor, in the fridge over some leftovers, or around the Sun Valley, ID windows, mold likes to grow in places that have water present. If you check your windows regularly, as you should, you might find mold at some point. You want to prevent that mold from thriving and spreading as much as you can.  

What Does Mold Look Like? 

Look at your window sill and if you see any black or brown growths, that’s likely mold. You can spray the window sill down and remove the surface spores, but there might be mold growing within the wood if you have wood window frames. You will want to have a window professional come in and assess the situation. Removing the surface mold is a good start, but if it has gotten into the wood, your only recourse is to replace the window frames.  

Another place you might see mold is on the glass. If the glass is spotty and you can’t get it clean, you might have mold developing between the panes of glass. The only way to remove it is to take those windows out and replace them.  

Preventing Mold Formation 

Once mold is present, it’s dangerous and hard to get rid of without replacing the windows completely. You want to prevent that from happening so you don’t have to get new windows. Mold is unsightly and dangerous to the health. Cleaning your windows regular is important to preventing mold, but you also want to ensure the windows are dried off after the cleaning session. Mold grows where water is present so don’t leave any water behind. Mold is often found in the bedroom or bathroom because there’s often dust buildup in those areas. The bathroom can also be a breeding ground for mold since there’s moisture in the air from showers. Make sure the bathroom has proper ventilation and if you have window coverings over the windows, raise them after showers to let the windows completely dry. Proper airflow will help to prevent the mold from growing in the first place.  

If you find mold on your window panes or frames, contact the experts at View Point, Inc. right away. We’ll take a look at your Sun Valley, ID windows and assess the situation for you. If it’s at all possible to get rid of the mold and prevent it from growing again, we’ll tell you how. If nothing else, we’ll recommend that you get new windows to clear up the problem. Give us a call at (208) 854-1877 for your free consultation. We want your home to be safe and secure and that means keeping mold at bay in and around the windows. You can stop by with your questions as well in our showroom at 6715 W State St Boise, ID 83714 or look for more details on our expertise on our website at 

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