How to Prevent Mold on Windows
Now that you know how to clean moldy windows, here’s how to prevent it from becoming a problem again, according to friendly-windows.com:
“Keep mold away by removing condensation from your windows regularly. Wipe away any moisture that comes into your casings with a dry cloth. Whenever possible, keep your windows open so the wells are properly ventilated on days after rainfall. Continue to clean out the window wells at least once per 1-2 months to prevent any mold from developing.”
Microfiber and Mold Removal
When removing a potentially high risk substance like mold from windows and window sills, it’s extremely important to use tools that will do the best job. That’s why we recommend microfiber. Not only is it super absorbent, but more importantly, microfibers are smaller than mold spores, thus able to effectively pick them up! Here’s a size breakdown: A human hair has a diameter of 100 micrometers (microns), a microfiber is 1/100th the diameter of that (1 micron), and mold spores typically range from 3-40 microns.
To prevent cross-contamination or accidental spread to other areas, you should be using disposable microfiber when tackling tasks with mold. Check out our Disposable Microfiber Cloths below.
Please note, if you have a mold issue that goes beyond isolated growth on windows, sills, shower or bathtub grout or caulking, we strongly urge your to contact an expert in mold remediation as patches on walls, flooring, woodwork, or other surfaces in your home may be indicators of a larger problem.