Mold growing on the windows is more common than you think, and is the result of prolonged exposure to extreme condensation. Far from harmless, the proliferating mold not only affects the appearance of the windows but also its structural integrity and overall life span.
Your local window company at Renewal by Andersen® of Philadelphia shares how to prevent mold from growing on the windows in the first place.
Keep it Clean
The simplest way to keep your windows mold-free is by cleaning it thoroughly. Specifically, you’ll want to wipe off any condensation that develops on the glass surface and the frames. This includes cleaning the outer part of the windows as this is where mold usually develops. Use a clean, dry sponge to do this and an equal mixture of bleach and water to prevent condensation from forming again.
Figuring out what is causing excess condensation to form on the windows is tricky, but you can start by reducing the condensation levels in your home. This includes setting the thermostat 70 degrees and the fan on auto, as well as turning the bathroom fan off when in use. You can also reduce condensation indoors by simply opening the windows and ventilating the damp, humid air outside.
Use a Dehumidifier
Finally, we suggest you use a dehumidifier to quickly reduce the moisture levels in a room. Consider this as a last resort for especially damp and humid spaces, such as the kitchen, basement, and bathroom areas.
These are just some of the many ways you can prevent mold from developing on your windows. At Renewal by Andersen® of Philadelphia, you can count on us to provide excellent window installation and top-of-the-line window products every time.
Get in touch with us today at (610) 563-2190 to learn more. We install windows throughout Philadelphia.