How to Escape Mold Month in South Florida

Are you looking forward to fall in Florida? We certainly are! When the season changes, not only does the weather become mild, many folks also make their way back home to the local area. It’s such a wonderful time of year to enjoy the beach, fine dining, nature and of course, the holidays with friends and family. 


Unfortunately, the fall is also a high risk time for mold growth in many South Florida homes. After the rainy season, Hurricane season and the hot summer months, the risk of water intrusion goes up and with that the possibility of mold growth. For this reason, October tends to be called “Mold Month” by many home watch providers and mold remediators. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to prevent mold infestation in your home, even during this high risk month.  


Below, we’ve put together a few of our top tips to help prevent mold growth in your South Florida home. 


Top Four Ways to Prevent Mold Growth 


1. Regularly maintain your A/C unit - Your A/C unit is essential when it comes to your indoor air quality and preventing mold. Be sure to schedule regular checkups and maintenance and of course, run your unit regularly.


  1. 2. Maintain humidity levels - According to the EPA, the ideal humidity level is between 30-50%. You’ll want to ensure your humidity levels are as low as possible, no higher than 50% at all times. 

  3. 3. Keep your home clean and dry - Don’t let moisture accumulate in your home. Wipe down shower curtains and bathroom tiles after each use. Fix leaks as soon as you are aware of them. Use exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms regularly. Dust and vacuum to remove debris, dirt and the potential for mold growth. 

  5. 4. Check your home (especially high risk areas) - You should regularly inspect your home for leaks, water damage, broken appliances and any other risk factors for mold growth. If you own a seasonal home or travel frequently, hiring a quality home watch professional is worth its weight in gold! Our team is a trusted companion in the fight against water intrusion and mold growth, in addition to helping keep your home in excellent condition year round. 


As a premier and top-rated home watch provider in Naples, Florida, we know how challenging it can be to own a seasonal home in the tropics. Returning from home after a long stay also has its challenges. That’s why we confidently offer pre and post storm check ups all throughout hurricane season, along with vigilant home inspections year round. You can trust GO Naples Concierge to help keep your home in great shape always. Our team is tried, trusted, insured and certified so you can rest assured that your home will be handled with care and expertise. 


Do you have any questions, comments or special requests for us? Please, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, text or email to let us know. The more information we receive from you, the better your home arrival experience will be even if it involves repairs, maintenance, grocery shopping, errands and more (we even take special requests!). 


At the end of the day, we are here for you and your family. Let us know how we can help make your arrival the best it can be this fall and beyond. Wishing you a wonderful fall season!