Don’t you just gasp when seeing those nasty ugly dark spots on walls, around plumbing and even on insulation? Not only are these unsightly, they also can pose severe health risks, so preventing them in the first place would be of utmost importance.
At The Construction Group, we know the importance of insulation and the need to complete the project professionally and with a warranty on work performed. Contact us with your questions on your insulation upgrade!
Let’s take a closer look at how insulation protects your home from mold growth.
How Mold Grows Inside Your Home
Molds are part of a natural environment, but keep in mind that means outdoors only. indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air.
Mold can begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are moist or wet. What’s scary about all this is sometimes you can’t even see it because it’s growing inside the walls.
There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. The way mold can be avoided is to keep an eye on your areas where there’s moisture due to plumbing mishaps or leaks from a recent storm.
When you have water damage inside your home, it is absolutely important and necessary to dry those areas promptly within 48 hours to prevent mold growth. Then you can safely address the mold culprits immediately by calling professional technicians that can assist in getting rid of it.
How Can Mold Grow on Insulation?
It is possible that mold can grow on your insulation. If you have leaks or condensation in your walls, it creates a moist environment for mold to grow.
The question is, how likely is that to happen in your home?
Mold grows more easily on some insulation than others. That’s because mold needs organic matter to feed and spread. Moisture can easily reach insulation through a damaged roof or window.
Which Type of Insulation Protects Against Mold?
Because a lot of homes have aged, so has the insulation. Over the years there have been innovations in insulation, and even though there are just a few which are mold resistant, the one that stands out is spray-foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation is a naturally mold-resistant material which is made of liquid polyurethane, which, when sprayed, expands then hardens.
Spray foam insulation is one of the primary types of attic insulation used today. Use it to seal gaps in existing walls even if you have other insulation in place.
Even though you pay a little more for spray foam, your investment, in the long run, will save you money on energy costs.
Our Insulation Experts Have You Covered!
What goes into building or sustaining a safe home starts on the outside with roofing, and then works itself inward – inside attics, ceilings, walls, floors. Without these textiles being protected, neither are you, and neither is your pocketbook.
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