Mold growth in the winter is dangerous as any other mold growth. The only difference is that mold spores can grow more during the winter cold weather. Winter mold growth happens because our modern homes are sealed up to protect… Read More
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Mold needs warmer temperatures to grow. So why do we make such a big deal about it in the winter? Because it can find those warm temps in the home, and as this article notes, indoor air pollutant levels are two to five times higher than those outside. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant concern in the winter.
While mold is a year-round problem, there are several conditions in the winter that encourage its growth as this article points out. As always the primary factor is keeping indoor humidity below 60 percent. Here are some winter factors that can raise the humidity.