When you see mold growing on the rest of your loaf of bread, you likely get rid of the bread—after making a face. Mold is gross and some of it can be downright dangerous. If you have mold in your home, it’s not just unsightly, but it also can release spores into the air that you can breathe in, which can affect your health. If you notice mold around your windows, you definitely want to deal with it—and fast. One thing you might end up doing is getting replacement windows in Del Mar, CA so you can not only stop mold growth but also prevent it from occurring again.
If you visibly see mold around your windows, it’s quite possible that there is mold growing in other areas between the windows that you can’t even see. Mold often grows between joints and between the frame and the glass. Once it reaches the interior of your home, you know it’s spreading.
It’s best to prevent mold from happening in the first place, but if you see mold, you know it’s too late for that. You should consult with a replacement window company and see what can be done. It’s possible that the mold can be cleaned up and out of the house and the windows repaired so no more mold grows. But it’s also possible that the problem will simply keep occurring and you really need new windows to prevent it.
If your windows are old enough, they could be leaking both air and water. Mold loves water and will grow like crazy if the moisture isn’t cleaned up soon enough. That’s why kitchen and bathroom windows are the most commonplace for mold. Even if they don’t leak too much water, the moisture in the air from those damp locations could settle around the windows.
It can be hard to get rid of mold once it starts growing. You will want to clean it away well and make sure there is nothing left behind, or it will just start growing again. If you decide to get new windows instead, make sure there isn’t any mold growing around the windows. Perhaps ask the installers to check and pause the installation to look at yourself. You want to clean and disinfect any moldy areas before the new windows go in.
Mold isn’t something you can always see, but it is something that can be dangerous to your health. If you have decided that the mold in your house is due to your old windows, getting replacement windows in Del Mar, CA is definitely a good idea. If you aren’t sure what to do at this point, the professionals at Window Solutions can give you an in-home consultation, inspect your windows, and give you recommendations and expert advice. We won’t’ tell you to do something we wouldn’t do in our own home. We’d love to help you through the whole replacement window project from start to finish, whenever you’re ready to take it on.