Winter Mold Risks

Infrared imaging from Line Locators is an efficient, nondestructive method of detecting areas of moisture in walls where mold is likely to form.

Homes can be especially vulnerable to moisture and mold during the winter. The conditions for mold formation depend on the moisture content, available nutrients and temperature.

Typically, mold should not grow inside unless there are moisture problems. Moisture can occur at places where the warm, heated air indoors comes in to contact with cold surfaces.

These locations include exterior walls and windows that are not insulated. Where the warm meets cold, water vapor condenses and builds on the surfaces, creating the ideal conditions for mold growth. Kitchens and bathrooms are also more vulnerable because the heat from a hot shower or steam from a dishwasher also causes condensation. Leaving a window cracked during these times can help.

If you suspect that there’s a moisture issue in your walls or if you need water leak detection services, contact Line Locators.