June 1, 2020
Replacement Windows and Mold
Keep your windows fresh and functional by learning helpful tips for preventing, identifying and getting rid of potential mold growth on your replacement windows.
If you can see mold on your windows it means that there is a lot growing that you can’t see, and you should deal with it right away as it can be dangerous. Most people don’t actually realize they have mold on their windows, as it commonly forms on the joint between the window safe frame and the glass. While window mold can be colored, it can also be the same color as the window frame making it harder to detect. There are plenty of ways to deal with mold, from cleaning to installing replacement windows on your Redmond, WA home.
If you have ever noticed discoloration on your windows it might be mold. Mold in the home can be quite dangerous for you and your family’s health, as it can release spores into the air that you can breathe in. But don’t worry. Prevention is key when it comes to moldy windows. While there are several ways to prevent mold, the easiest and most effective is to install new replacement windows. Modern replacement windows offer better air and water filtration as well as tight seals that all work together to prevent mold buildup. Plus, it’s not that hard to get rid of mold on your windows. The first step is to put on safety equipment like goggles, gloves and a dust mask to prevent dangerous spores from getting into your body. Also, be sure to put down a tarp or cloth to cover the floor and catch falling mold as you clean, and open windows and doors to create as much ventilation as possible.
You can also prevent mold from growing on your windows by reducing the humidity level in your home. Set your air conditioner to above 70 degrees and maintain proper airflow by keeping the ceiling vents open. It’s also important to regularly clean your home to prevent mold growth. The bedrooms and bathrooms are two very common placed that mold likes to grow as these two rooms have more dust and excess humidity than other rooms in the home. Take care to vacuum the floors, dust the windowsills and surfaces, and wipe down the windowsills to prevent mold growth.
You can also wipe away mold with a mixture of one-part bleach and three-parts hot water. Scrub the mold using a non-abrasive brush that has been dipped in the mixture. Use a clean rap to wipe away excess liquid and any loosened mold. While mold growth on windows is unfortunate and potentially dangerous to the health of you and your family, it can be fairly easy to prevent and deal with. From installing new replacement windows to doing regular cleaning and maintenance, you don’t have to have moldy windows in your home.
Looking for more information on replacement windows and maintenance? Puget Sound Window & Door is here for you. We would be happy to do what we can to make sure you get and maintain the best replacement windows for you and your home. Visit us or call us today to learn more about our expert Redmond, WA replacement window services.