Warmth, moisture, and existing spores can all contribute to mold growth in your San Antonio home. Many people think that Texas homes are not at risk thanks to the hot weather in the region, but this is not the case, especially if:
- Your home lacks adequate insulation
- There are condensation problems
- There is excessive moisture in the home
- The roof leaks
- There are plumbing or drainage problems in the building
- Air conditioning units are incorrectly maintained or improperly sized
Any time that there is excessive moisture or conditions that allow for condensation, you risk mold in your home. It can occur at any time of the year and in any home. If you notice an odor or see visible signs of growth, you may need to call in a professional to in order to remove the danger, especially if anyone in your home has an allergy or respiratory problems.
It is not enough simply to clean up, though. You will want to tackle the root cause of the mold in order to prevent re-growth. Fortunately, good ventilation and an attack on moisture are often effective in combating any fungi growth. In your San Antonio home. Among the things you may want to do:
- Install a dehumidifier, especially in any rooms that are damp. Look for a system with a built-in humidistat to give you more control over humidity levels.
- Get an HVAC expert to take a look at your air conditioner. In the hot Texas weather, air conditioners can be a big culprit, especially if the unit is incorrectly sized or needs maintenance. Air conditioners that are too large, for example, do not effectively remove moisture because the cycles run too short. When your HVAC expert visits, you may also want to discuss ventilation to ensure that you are doing everything possible to maintain good air flow in your home.
If you have issues with mold or other problems that could affect your home, please contact us at Beyer Boys. Our professional staff has served the San Antonio area since 1990 and we would be happy to discuss your concerns.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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