When the cold weather approaches us, one of the first couple things we do is turn our heat on. With many homes now, the insulation is extraordinary and the heat will stay trapped in your home and keep it toasty all winter long. Something we don’t think about is when the warm air is unable to leave your home, the trapped moisture and condensation from the increased humidity creates an inviting atmosphere for Mold Growth.
Ice dams on the roof in the winter indicate that your attic could be vulnerable for mold issues. The heat from your home is seeping through the roof, causing the snow to melt and then freeze as temperatures fall.
The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect, making it feel cooler. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space.
First of all, you should contact a professional, such as UWRG of Colorado Springs, who specializes in water, fire, mold and sewage. Our trained and certified technicians can track down the source of the excess moisture that is causing the mold growth. Once the source is determined they can assess the extent of the damage and determine what needs to be done too completely, and safely remove the mold.