We’ve all experienced seeing windows fog up, but should you be worried about that window condensation? Many times in the summer when it’s hot and humid outside you’ll run the air conditioning.

Mold on a foggy Window

 

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Did you know that on average, a four-person family can produce over 20 pints of moisture per day just by washing clothes, cleaning dishes, showering and even breathing? Add to this problem closing all the windows and not venting moisture, and you have created a living baggie.

Mother and kids doing laundry moisture in the home

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When you think of summertime you think about sun, cookouts, and vacations. But it’s also mold season. That’s right! The chances of mold growth in your home increase in the summer months due to warm weather and of course rain.

Mold hidden behind wallpaper

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With this year being one of the snowiest and rainiest on record in Minnesota, it goes without saying there’s a chance you might have some dampness in your basement. Heavy rains, water tables, and runoff can all contribute to moisture and if this is something you’re experiencing with your basement, its a perfect set up for mold growth.

Women shocked at mold on the wall of basement

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Our own Alan Powell talked with WCCO this week about how the spring thaw is affecting basement flooding. Check it out!

 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been a busy season for experts who find and treat flooded basements, and pretty soon, they’ll be busy helping affected homeowners prevent the water from coming back.

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