Managing Moisture on Windows
- Wipe down the windows with a dry towel to remove the condensation. Do NOT leave the towel on the window sill to collect excess moisture, as this can cause even greater problems.
- If the unit has a dehumidifier, run it.
- Increase circulation to help remove moisture
a. Run bathroom fans for 15 minutes every hour
b. Open windows ¼ inch during the day (and supply inexpensive window locks for security)
c. Pull open curtains and/or twirl open blinds during the day so air can circulate in the air pocket between the covering and the window.
To grow, mold needs moisture and organic materials.
Bleach will remove surface mold on non porous surfaces (i.e. metal window frames) but bleach does not remove the roots of the mold on a porous surface (like wood sills or caulk). When the roots remain, over time the mold can re-grow.
Treat and prevent mold with proper chemicals, such as the 3-Step Mold Stat system available through Chadwell Supply.
If a stain remains, seal it before caulking or painting, but only AFTER the mold has been properly remediated.