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Minimizing the Increased Possibility of Mold Growth in the Winter With Professional Carpet Cleaning in Yankton, SD

December 14th, 2016 · No Comments

The below-freezing days of a long South Dakota winter are here, and the time has come when most people want to escape to the warmth and comfort of the heated indoors. The coziness of a warm building while the snow flurries outside is hard to beat, but homeowners and businesses should consider the quality of the indoor air throughout the winter. The sealed heated air so needed to keep you and your building warm and safe can also promote increased interior mold growth. At ServiceMaster Clean of Southeast South Dakota, we emphasize the importance of professional carpet cleaning in Yankton, SD, to prevent mold growth in your carpeting during the winter.

Mold spores are present in almost all spaces, indoor and out. All it takes for these mold spores to grasp the potential of rooting and colonizing is a little moisture, warmth, and organic matter. Unfortunately, in the winter all three of these things are available if actions are not taken to neutralize mold-friendly conditions.


Organic matter is a very broad term for any natural materials. This can include anything from the food in your refrigerator to wood pulp in your drywall. In fact, it’s rare that any environment, even one indoors, is lacking in any organic matter. Because organic matter is so prevalent and serves as food for mold, this factor cannot be avoided when it comes to creating an environment conducive to mold infestations.


Warmth is another factor promoting mold growth that is difficult to avoid in any situation, but especially in the winter. In the summer, it’s possible to block mold growth with air conditioning and dehydrators. In the winter, however, it’s more difficult to get around the need for indoor heating, and the sealed air in your building can create the third factor for mold growth: moisture.


Moisture is often increased in your home during the winter, despite the seemingly lessened humidity in the air. Indoor heat creates warm air that is sealed inside your building, and when it contrasts with the cold air outside, condensation collects on windows, doors, and other areas in your building.


The increase in collected moisture, warm air, and organic materials in your building during the winter months can be prevented with regular cleaning and targeting specific areas such as carpeting that collect mold spores more readily.

 Contact ServiceMaster Clean of Southeast South Dakota at (605) 665-7080 for more information about preventing mold growth with professional carpet cleaning in Yankton, SD.

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