Mold is obviously one thing nobody wants in their home…unfortunately, mold is everywhere. But there are simple ways to prevent mold from growing out of control. In this short article, we’ll be looking at some ways you can protect you and your family from seeing that disgusting, not so FUN-gi in your home.
Controlling moisture is one of the best ways to prevent mold growth. So how can you do that and how does that prevent mold growth? Well lets dive in and take a look.
Mold prevention is an easy task…and can save you thousands of dollars!
Ventilation is another important step in controlling moisture. Usually, 6 out of 10 homes that I inspect, the bathroom exhaust is vented into the attic space. This is a big issue. This creates a high humidity problem within the attic space. This affects the insulation, roof decking and the roof trusses. Mold is always spotted in the attic when the exhaust vent is not vented to the outside. So remember:
Mold needs food and moisture to grow. The food source is always going to be there. But if you remove the moisture part, it’ll have a tough time growing. Less moisture in the air is better, but some moisture is needed. Just remember that mold growth can be prevented. Take steps now to avoid costly repairs later.
Ike Paxton, CPI (owner of Paxton Inspection Services) is Certified by the IAC2 and InterNACHI and licensed inspector.