Mold on your window casings isn’t just unpleasant to look at, it’s also harmful to your health when left neglected. Fortunately, you can keep it from growing on your windows with a few preventive measures. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, your window replacement expert, Washington shares some tips.
Clean Your Windows Regularly
You may think it’s a tedious process, but it’s actually simple. All you have to do is use a solution made of water and bleach, spray it on your window casings, and then wipe it off. If you don’t want to use strong chemicals like bleach, you can use vinegar and baking soda solution. These will prevent the growth of mold on your windows.
Maintain Proper Airflow In Your Home
Another way to prevent mold from growing on your replacement windows is to ensure that there is proper airflow in your home at all times. You can do this by setting the temperature of your thermostat to 70° F or above. In addition, your ceiling vents should always be open. Doing these two things will prevent condensation—the leading cause of mold—from developing in your home environment.
Reduce Humidity In the Bathroom
Your bathroom can get humid due to a lack of proper ventilation. To address this, turn on the exhaust fan when you are taking a bath. If you have no exhaust fan, place a small fan on the floor or the bathroom counter so that air can still circulate. After showering, keep the door open so that the moisture can escape rather than build up on your windows.
Replace Old Windows
The best way to prevent mold growth is to switch to Renewal by Andersen replacement windows. Our products feature Fibrex®, which is a highly durable and weathertight material. It prevents moisture and condensation from building up on window casings, thus keeping mold from developing. It’s also low maintenance and will never decay.
When you turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Oregon and SW for your window needs, you’ll never have to worry about this kind of problem. Call us at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to learn more. We serve Salem, Lake Oswego, Portland, and surrounding communities in Oregon.