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Mold & Moisture

Mold growth on your windows can happen very easily. Condensation builds up, moisture gets trapped, and ugly black spores start to grow in cracks and corners of window frames, and even on the glass.

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Luckily, removing the mold is easy and so simple to do and it's even easier to invest in a few preventative techniques to avoid a major mold problem that won't be so easy to handle.


How to Remove Mold from Windows: Easy in 2-Steps!

  • Step 1: Wash windows with detergent, hot water and a brush or scratchy sponge.
  • Step 2: Rinse, then sterilize with water and white vinegar.

  • Simple Ways to Keep Mold Away:

    Unfortunately, unless you live someplace where the humidity is always around 50% both indoors and outdoors, mold will happen in your house.

    Another unfortunate reality is that mold on and around your windows can happen in a brand new, energy efficient house (sealed too tightly) or an old, drafty, energy inefficient house (too leaky).

    So, since there is no perfect house, what can you do?

  • Keep the temperature between 40% and 60%.
  • Allow some airflow.  Open some doors or windows, or run a tabletop fan.
  • If its practical, add some insulation around your windows.
  • Dry condensation off your windows with a clean rag.
  • Clean all window sills and windows in the spring.  If mold is allowed to sit on your window surfaces through summer, they will dry and be harder to clean.
  • Not sure exactly how to clean blinds? Watch How to Clean Window Blinds: http://www.howcast.com/videos/85812-How-to-Clean-Window-Blinds


    Here are some Useful Tips:

    Be careful when removing mold from your windows. Where gloves and cover your face with a cloth when removing with cleaners.

    Cleaning tips for mold & mildew can be found on our site! Locate the problem area and search by category.

    Clean your windows and window sills often with a damp rag rather than a feather duster, otherwise you are only redistributing the growth.

    Keep curtains and blinds open when and as much as possible. Curtains or window dressings that are of a heavy and dark material will block light and make the perfect conditions for mold to build. Open them to allow the light to come through and dry out any trapped moisture.


    If you think that the moisture from windows is due to a bigger problem and is causing damp on the walls and around the windows and/or you have made attempts but the problem is excessive and uncontrollable, report the issue by filling in a maintenance form.


    Need Further Assistance?

    To report any damage or need for repairs, please provide a full description of the maintenance issue when filling in your online Maintenance Report form.

    Once you have submitted a report, an Arrive Homes representative will be in contact with you shortly.