Spring Training is Here! Mold Problems & Major League Baseball Are Back!

Mold problems and Major League Baseball are back! Major League Baseball teams have started Spring Training, so my favorite time of year is here. And my beloved Chicago Cubs are looking to make another run. I have to tell you – playing in 3 consecutive National League Championship Series is pretty impressive.
If you’ve read The World’s Most Interesting Engineer, you know I have two recurring themes when I write about mold problems. The first is, ironically, recurrence.
Mold problems often return if we only clean up the mold and don’t correct what caused the original problem.

baseball season is almost here, waiting, just like mold problems

The second recurring theme is that most of our mold related work occurs between Major League Baseball (MLB) Opening Day and the end of the World Series.
solving mold problems is usually easier than this

solving mold problems is usually easier than this.

What a winter! Snow (twice!) in Baton Rouge. But now it looks like we’re getting back to normal. It’s been pretty warm here lately.
Soon we’ll resume Daylight Savings Time, which means longer days, cutting the grass, and running our air conditioners wide open until sometime mid-November. And we’ll start seeing some mold problems.
mold problems can be hard to see

Mold season runs about the same time as baseball season

Remember that mold problems go hand in hand with moisture issues. If you don’t find the moisture source and correct the problem, you may get to play a mold remediation double header.
The late, great Mr. Cub Ernie Banks was known for saying, “Let’s play two!”, but I’m pretty sure no one wants to repeat mold remediation. That involves more aggravation, time, and money.
IMG_0231

I’m glad baseball season comes back – but Owners don’t want mold to return.

And once temperatures start rising, lowering the thermostat only exacerbates moisture and mold problems (not to mention increasing your energy bills!).
There are simple ways to cut costs and help the environment.

Hopefully going green for you means energy efficiency & savings, not turning your buildings green

Now would be a good time to look at how you manage mold and moisture issues- instead of letting those problems manage you. I know it seems early – but it may be a good idea for you to have your own Spring Training.
Make sure you’re taking a proactive approach to your mold and moisture problems. Developing and implementing a Proactive Moisture Management Plan is a good idea.
Maybe you’ll avoid the problems altogether and you’ll have more time to listen, watch, or even go to more baseball games!
Remember, if you need help:
Wynn's a good guy to have around if you like corny jokes and want to solve mold problems

Wynn’s a good guy to have around if you like corny jokes and want to solve mold problems

I don’t often take pictures of pictures, but when I do, it’s this guy.

If I can help, or if you are a Cubs fan like me and want to talk baseball, give me a call or send me an email at cwhite@wynnwhite.com
I hope you have a great Spring and Summer. And most importantly, I hope the Chicago Cubs win the World Series – AGAIN.
Stay moldy, my friends. Fly the W!

Chris