How to Deal With Mold for Florida Snowbirds

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Florida’s near-tropical summer climate makes humidity control, flood protection, and mold and mildew prevention three areas of concern for every absentee homeowner – whether you are gone for the season or just a month or two.

Mold Remediation Experts at ServiceMaster by Wright

While you may initially be tempted to remove the mold yourself, mold removal in Florida is best left to the services of a mold remediation specialist from ServiceMaster by Wright. 

Because snowbird homes are often unoccupied during the hot, humid months, they can be particularly vulnerable to seasonal mold growth. For safe, non-toxic mold inspection and mold removal in Florida, and the surrounding areas, contact ServiceMaster by Wright.

At ServiceMaster by Wright, we have more than 40 years of mold remediation experience and homeowner satisfaction. We work effectively, efficiently, and work with your insurance company on your behalf, so you can get back to enjoying your life as seasonal residents in Florida.

To prevent these situations from occurring, we have compiled some tips on how to deal with mold for Florida snowbirds. 

Monitor Your Electricity and Water Bills for Unusual Variances

Humidity Management:

Nearly everything in your Florida home is vulnerable to the effects of high humidity, which causes: 

You can control humidity levels in your home and inhibit the growth of mold and mildew by blocking outside moisture and minimizing indoor moisture by:

Flooding & Leaks

In addition to keeping humidity out of your Florida home, you’ll want to prevent unwanted water from seeping in. That moist, salty sea air wreaks havoc on appliances and electronics.

Here’s what to do:

Mold and Mildew

Florida’s warm, humid weather creates the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and bacteria to grow. Since pests and organisms attack organic materials, it is important to do a thorough job cleaning, vacuuming and disinfecting your home before you vacate.

Cleaning Checklist:

A/C settings and mold prevention


Safety and Security

Following these steps should help ensure that your Florida residence will be clean and beautiful when you return home!


We hope that these tips can make your return to your Florida home more welcoming. In case the inevitable happens and you’d need help with water damagemold, and cleaning, ServiceMaster by Wright has got your back! We are an emergency damage restoration company in Florida. If you need our help, contact us at 239-431-9947.