Find your location


Florida Summer: Mold in the Home

Florida Summer: Mold in the Home

Posted by
Ed Miller on Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Living in Florida can be a wonderful thing, however the constant humidity can wreak havoc inside our homes, especially during the summer months. One area that is especially dangerous is mold buildup. If you have a spot or two of mold in home that you are not too concerned about, you may want to think twice. Mold can spread quickly and can become a health hazard to those living in the home.

Signs of Mold in the Home


Whilst seeing a build up of mold along windows and doors is a definite sign that you have a mold problem, there are other less obvious signs that mold is growing in your home. You may not be able to see where the mold is growing, but these signs can signal a problem that needs to be sought out and remedied.

  • Moldy or musty odors.

  • What looks like dirt buildup could really be black mold.

  • Signs of water damage or knowledge of water leaks.

  • A high level of condensation inside your windows and doors.

If you have any of the above signs you should have your home thoroughly checked for mold growth and buildup.


Causes of Mold in Home

Mold is a part of our natural environment and is made up of tiny spores that float through the air unseen. The one thing you should know about mold is that it cannot grow unless there is moisture. If you have moisture problems in your home, whether it be leaking pipes, high humidity, or a build up of condensation, there is a good chance that mold can grow and take hold in your home.


Health Risks Associated with Mold


There are many health issues that can arise when there is mold build up in your home, these can include:


  • An increase in allergies.

  • Itchy eyes.

  • Constantly runny or blocked nasal passages.

  • Wheezing and coughing.

  • Skin irritation and rashes.

  • Repeated upper respiratory infections.

  • Dizziness and Nausea

If you suffer from any of these symptoms regularly, it could be due to mold growth within your home and seeking medical advice is advised.


Treatments for Mold in Home


If you catch mold growth early enough, you may be able to use home treatments to eradicate the mold and stay on top of the growth.


  • The first thing to do is to reduce moisture build-up in your home. This may mean adding a dehumidifier to your home, or having an existing one serviced, fixing leaks and making sure your home is well ventilated.

  • It is important to wear a mask and gloves when cleaning up mold.

  • If you have mold on hard surfaces, use detergent and water with a scrubbing brush to scrub away the mold. You may want to add tea tree oil to this mix for antibacterial purposes.

  • If mold is on porous surfaces, these items may need to be thrown away, as mold can seep into the cracks and crevices.

  • Special mold removal products are sold at home and grocery stores, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.


You will know that the mold is no longer present when you can no longer see or smell it. If mold continues to grow back in the same areas you may need to work harder to find solutions that can keep the area dry.

If you find that you have  widespread mold throughout your home, you will need to seek the help of a professional, straight away.


Prevent Mold in Your Home

The best way to keep mold in the home from spreading is to reduce humidity and moisture levels throughout your home whilst staying on top of mold buildup at all times. If a mold specialist informs you that your problem is due to any issues with air conditioner, contact the experts today.

Image source:

where you’ll find snyder

Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric serves families across Florida. You'll find our technicians are just a short phone call away in neighborhoods throughout these counties:


  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Clay
  • Duval
  • Flagler
  • Nassau
  • St. Johns


  • Broward
  • Martin
  • Miami-Dade
  • Palm Beach
  • St. Lucie

Customer Reviews

This was an exceptional experience! We woke up to our A/C on but not cooling (it was 6am and already 81 in the house). The person who set up our appointment was very nice, able to get us seen same-day, and let us know of some options to help save us money.

-Christy Cormier

The service from Sam and Chris was excellent! They were very knowledgeable and professional. They were able to answer all of my questions and completed all of my electrical issues. I will definitely use them again for future jobs. Thank you!

-Adrienne Beal

From the get go I could tell that the Snyder employees were truly professionals and didn’t push to make sales like other companies I’ve talked to my whole life. They took the time to explain so that I could make a decision. The installers and later the duct cleaners were very respectful during their work here. Thank you.

-Mike Daniels

Snyder Heating and AC is dependable, always on time and techs have always been courteous and knowledgeable. Emanuel was a great addition to the company. He was friendly and knew what he was doing. Thank you for great service.

-Linda Ackley

Snyder came in and did a total overhaul of our duct system. They had a great knowledge of what to do to make our home so comfortable! The technicians were all so professional and took great care of us! We’re so thankful for their expertise. Great and easy communication with the call center. We will definitely use them again!

-Crystal Hill

Snyder provided an amazing experience from start to finish. Most of us dread getting estimates with pressuring salespeople. Erik was a great guy, explained all my options and didn’t try to pressure me to act quickly! Justin followed up with my husband and I to offer further assistance in our decision. Again, no pressure, just helped with our follow up questions.

-Michele Bauer

Very prompt, professional, courteous, and cleaned up after repair. Had water line break in my front yard and no pressure. Very pleased and would highly recommend Snyder for all your plumbing, and AC needs. Thank you for making a rough morning get better with ease and professionalism.

-Chuck Jr.

Snyder was easy to get in contact with and had availability the next day. Clint came out and needed some parts so had to reschedule us for the next day for installation. He did a great job converting our old 3 knob shower to one. Looks great! Professional and courteous. 100% recommend this company, especially Clint.

-Nicole Hansen

Very thorough and professional Job

-John Ridenour

Excellent work. Hard worker. Highly recommend.

-Andre A

Professionalism You Can Count On
Schedule Your Air Conditioning Repair Today!

With our highly-skilled technicians & upfront pricing, you can trust the local Jacksonville, FL experts at Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for 100% satisfaction, guaranteed on all Air Conditioning Repairs.