The Winter season is everyone’s comfortable and cosy season. However, it brings along its disadvantages that created a hurdle for us later. At certain cold temperatures, molds start growing, and various factors are influencing their growth. Mold is a certain type of fungus which comes in all possible colours and can also be found anywhere possible. Molds are around you, and it is not harmful at all, most of the time. But sometimes, in extreme exposure to moisture and dampness, it may accumulate itself and start growing in your space. Sometimes, it might also cause your sickness if you happened to be allergic or affected by the molds. These are usually considered quite harmless, but everything has its demerits, which is nothing different. The spores produced by molds can turn out to be harmful at times. The underlying problem is that it grows on any possible surface, be it your box, book, table, or any other surface available. Mold thrives in cold dark areas, provides the perfect environment for a mold to grow. They tend to grow faster in a dark, cold environment. This way, they can easily affect your rooms and continue growing in your darkroom or another darkroom.
Factors leading to the growth of molds
- The pH level of an area matters for forming mold on a surface, indoor and outdoor.
- There has to be a certain level of temperature in an environment. Molds are known to mesophilic, which means they usually grow between the temperature of 10°c and 35° c.
- Different molds have different light requirements. Most of the time, mold thrives in cold dark areas. However, some other kinds of molds require both light and darkness to produce spores, which sometimes could turn out to be harmful.
- Air and water are the two essentials. Molds require air to grow. It requires water or the presence of water that produced moisture. Some molds can grow in the low presence of water and are known as xerophiles. Simultaneously, some other molds can grow in the higher presence of water and are known as hydrophilic.
Darkness is the ideal condition for moulds to grow
Molds can easily grow in a cold dark place because it develops the level of condensation, and that, in return, turns the room or area into a moisturized and damp place. If this kind of condensation is not checked from time to time, it can cause harm.
The moulds that grow in cold dark areas can spread easily, and this way, the areas around it will also get affected. If left unchecked, it may cause damage and might lead you to renovate the whole area all over again.