Mold growth is a natural phenomenon and is found everywhere. But it’s not a sight you want to see on your windows… it’s unsightly, uninviting, and most importantly, not good for your health. In fact, it has the potential to cause respiratory problems if left unresolved.
Being that it’s a natural process, it’s an inevitable. You’re going to have mold on your window from time to time. So don’t let it stress you out.
Instead, become aware of what causes it and do your best to prevent and eliminate the mold when it surfaces.
When water leaks rain from outside, mold can start to develop in the frames. Also, dirty surfaces are the perfect breeding ground for mold. Periodically cleaning your windows will do wonders.
An increase in temperature and condensation increases the chances of mold growing and spreading. An even more annoying situation is when you have drafty windows. Moisture forms and condensation builds up between the glass layers (which creates a foggy appearance). Overtime, mold can grow inside your window. You may not be in direct contact with the mold due to its isolation between the glass layers, but it’s still an ugly sight.
Mold can be difficult to eliminate. And the longer you let the mold sit and reproduce, it just gets worse. So, it’s recommended to clean up the mold by removing the window components and getting rid of the unwanted microscopic fungi.
But sometimes the mold grows rampant and is too hard to fully fix on your own. Over time, a window replacement may become the best option for your health and home décor.