Mold grows in damp environments, making windows an excellent place for it to flourish. Although windows are made for keeping moisture out of your home, the actual window itself may be very damp from all the condensation it accumulates. Luckily, we can show you how to remove mold from window seals.
How to Remove
Always wear protective clothing when cleaning mold: rubber gloves, goggles, and face mask. Dilute 1/2 a cup of bleach in a gallon of water. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into the bleach water and scrub the mold on the window and the casing. After you are done scrubbing allow the bleach to sit on the mold for about ten minutes. This will give the bleach time to thoroughly kill the mold. Rinse the window with clean warm water and dry until all moisture is gone. Open the window to make the drying process quicker or aim a fan on the window to dry faster.
Use a Dehumidifier
Use a dehumidifier to prevent mold from growing in your home. Dehumidifiers suck the moisture out of the air and keep the relative humidity below 50% in your home. Mold cannot grow without moisture and warmth. Keep your home dry and you will not have a mold problem.
What About Between Window Panes?
In homes with double window panes, sometime moisture gets in between the panes and mold grows inside the window itself. In this case, the seal is broken and there is little DIY the homeowner can do. Professional help is needed. Contact a professional glazier.
How to Remove Mold? Quickly!
Once it’s been found, removing mold is a priority. It threatens the structural integrity of the building, looks nasty, and causes adverse health effects. We recommend keeping your home at an optimal humidity to prevent mold, or, if it’s already grown in your home, hiring a professional mold removal service to remove it for you.
Once finished removing mold, start cleaning the windows soon after.