Delaware peak season for mold is right around the corner so we wanted to provide our New Castle County neighbors a few tips to help remove mold from your windows. Regardless of how frequently you clean your home, the chance of mold growth in our climate is a high probability. The best way to prevent a thick layer of mold from growing around your windows is routine window cleaning. Mold is not only dangerous to your health but it’s a real eyesore. Luckily, with a little work it’s not all that difficult to remove. Before coming in contact with mold you will need a few basic supplies including a face mask, gloves, and safety goggles.
Removing mold from window frames and seals
If you notice mold around your windows you will want to protect any furniture with a plastic tarp before starting the mold removal process. Next take a spray bottle and fill it with white vinegar. The vinegar acts as a disinfectant that kills the development of the fungus Spray the moldy surface of your windows with the vinegar. Once you have sprayed the window use a clean microfiber rag to firmly rub away the mold. Be careful not to over scrub as it can push the mold into the wood frames. If the rag is not removing the mold you may opt to use a scraper. Take a plastic scraper and clean along the ledge and frame but again be careful as you do not want to drive the mold into the wood.
One side note: Clean your moldy windows on a sun shiny day as you will want to open your windows so that any air born particles will escape outside. If you windows are older or not in the best condition, we recommend using a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to remove the loose mold spores. If you do use a vacuum, then make sure to methodically clean the nozzle with hot water and soap.
After you have cleaned or scraped your windows to remove any loose mold spores you will want to deep clean them using baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda over the entire surface covering the window wells, ledges, and frames, then sit a timer for fifteen minutes and wait. Once the timer goes off take a clean rag and remove the baking soda so that it lifts and removes any remaining mold spores from the window area.
Want to prevent mold from returning to your windows? We recommend that you remove the condensation from your windows on a regular basis. Also, when Delaware has nice weather keep your windows open, so the window wells are properly ventilated. Clean your window wells once every few months to keep mold at bay.
Need some help? Give EvenFlow a call at 302-266-0332. We clean windows using a water fed pole system and have years of experience to ensure that we not only remove the mold from around your windows but also your roof and homes exterior. We proudly serve the New Castle County, Delaware area so call us today for a fast and free quote!