Preventing mold from entering your home is imperative for your health and the structure of your home. When mold is in your home, it can lead to expensive repairs and health risks. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of mold and mildew.
Causes of Mold
Mold and Mildew can be caused by several different things. Warm temperatures help to grow mold very quickly. Mold loves to grow in temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees. Damp building materials are also common for mold growth. For example, if there have been any water leakages in your home, it can quickly mold. Inadequate ventilation is also the cause of mold growth. Inadequate ventilation allows for humidity to build up and no drying to occur.
Dangers of Mold and Mildew in Your Home
You will want to do as much as you can to avoid mold growth. Many people are susceptible to mold. It can cause respiratory issues as well as other health issues. For people with breathing problems already like asthma, mold can exasperate these symptoms and even lead to death. Black mold has also been linked to other health ailments like infertility and cancer.
Mold can also permeate your entire home, making your home smell. Your belongings like clothes will need to be replaced once they are exposed to mold. If the mold infestation is severe, you may even have to replace your furniture. Mold remediation is expensive and will need to be done to your entire home to ensure that you or your family does not get sick.
Ways to Prevent Mold
There are several different ways that you can Avoid Mold Growth. The first and foremost thing you will need to do is make sure that moisture does not get in your home. Periodically inspect the roof for any leaks as well as around your windows. If you see any leaks, get these addressed as soon as possible so that you do not have to worry about mold in that area. You will also want to make sure you keep an eye out for plumbing leaks as these can quickly aid in mold growth under your home.
Another area in your home that is prone to mold growth is your crawlspace. You might think you do not have to worry about that area since it is under your house. The truth is that the mold in your crawlspace can find its way into your home through your floor and your HVAC system. Mold can proliferate in your crawlspace. Fortunately, there is a way to ensure that mold does not grow in this area. Crawl Space Encapsulation is a great choice to prevent mold.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
To avoid mold, get crawl space encapsulation. This is where a company will come out and seal your entire crawlspace to make sure that it is free from mold. During this process, both the floor and wall of your crawl space will have a vapor barrier installed around it. This will prevent water, rodents, and bugs from entering your crawl space. It will ensure that the air in your home is the cleanest and that you do not have to worry about mold issues from that area of your house ever again.
If you want to prevent dangerous mold from growing in your home, please call us today to start the process of encapsulating your crawl space. Our technicians are standing by to help protect your home.