Mold season typically lasts from spring till fall. However, this does not mean that mold will magically disappear from your home or business during the winter months. Mold can still be a problem in the winter, and being aware of how it may grow during the colder seasons can help you prevent it. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common questions we receive about mold growth in the winter:
Can mold grow in colder temperatures?
Yes, mold can grow in colder temperatures. Different types of mold enjoy different types of environment. So, you may see a different type of mold forming in the winter, but it is still mold nonetheless.
Will mold die in the winter?
Some people think that if they notice mold forming in the fall months, they should just wait till winter because the colder weather will kill it off eventually. This, however, is a mistake. As we said before, mold can still thrive in colder temperatures. More importantly, though, even if there are extreme temperatures, that will not kill the mold. Extremely cold temperatures will simply deactivate mold, allowing them to grow and multiply once temperatures rise.
How can you prevent mold in the wintertime?
Preventing mold in the wintertime is similar to preventing mold in other seasons. Ensure the humidity in your home or office is below 50%, fix and clean up any plumbing leaks or water damage, and encourage good ventilation throughout the building.