Replacement Windows | Why is there mold on my window frame?
One of the last things you want to find in your home is mold. You can find mold in many place, on walls, in your kitchen, bathroom, and even on your window frames. You can try and clean up the mold on your window frames but do you know what it started growing on your frame to begin with? If not, then it will just come back and your family could keep breathing in the hazardous spores.
Mold will typically start growing around and on your window frames in the winter due to condensation. It is hazardous to your health and can eventually cause damage to your window frame and the wall area around it. Inefficient windows improperly installed windows, cheap, or damaged can be some of the causes of the mold growth. Other culprits could be not using your fan enough in your kitchen or bathroom(s), poor airflow, or leaky pipes.
Tip for removing hazardous mold with non-hazardous solutions
The old school way of removing mold was to take out the old bleach jug but many Wisconsin homeowners have gotten away from bleach because it is toxic (and it ruins dyed fabrics!). Make sure you wear gloves when cleaning the area and use one of the following household solutions:
- Vinegar – Leave on the moldy areas for 1-hour and then scrub it off using warm water.
- Tea Tree Oil – Mix approximately 10 drops with vinegar, let sit for 1 hour, and then wipe away.
- Baking Soda – Mix with vinegar into a paste, let it dry and then scrub it away.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – This has been the ultimate household cleaner for removing and killing mold growth
If you see mold growth it might be time to time to contact a replacement window company near you to see if windows are in need of replacing. Most Wisconsin homeowners have one in their basement, but you might need to consider having one on all floors of your home.
If you are in the Appleton, Madison, Oshkosh, or Green Bay areas, then call 888-874-9339 to see if it is time to replace your windows.