How Summer Storms Affect Mold Growth

We’ve been having a lot of summer storms in the Chicagoland area this June, and many of our customers are concerned about how or if this will lead to more mold growth. The truth is, summer storms have a lot of consequences, though the main worry is that of mold infestations. Here’s what you should know about how summer storms affect mold growth.

Heavy storms nearly always cause two things: leaks and floods. And, as you may already know, mold thrives on moisture caused by leaks and floods. So if you’ve been hit by one of those borderline tornados we had in the Chicago area, you have every right to be concerned.

What’s even more concerning is that the warmer the weather, the better the environment for mold growth. What may have been a minor issue in March is a much bigger issue in June, thanks to the temperature.

So what’s a Chicago homeowner or landlord to do? Well first, check for leaks, damp spots, and flooding. Check your attic, basement, and crawlspace for these.

If you find anything or smell a musty odor, schedule a mold inspection or air quality test right away. That way you can be certain whether or not there is a mold infestation in your home. The sooner you figure this out, the better.

Mold grows fast, especially when it has leftover moisture from summer storms to feed on. This means that you need to find out quickly whether or not mold has started to grow in your home, and then schedule a professional mold remediation

Hiring a professional is key, since attempting to remove the mold yourself will most likely make the mold infestation even worse. If you’re worried about the recent summer storms we’ve been having in Chicago, schedule a mold inspection or mold test with ProCare Restoration today. The mold experts at ProCare can set your mind at ease and make your home safe.

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