As we move into Spring from Winter, the conditions for mold can begin to rise in your home. As rains come and snow melts, then you will need to be vigilant about the condition of your home as water can find ways to enter. If too much water gets into your home then you run the risk of increased mold until you take care of the issue.
In the basement, you will want to make sure that you are routinely checking the foundation of the home. Examine and fill any cracks that you might find in the basement walls. As the ground around your home becomes overly saturated, then excess water will be able to travel into your home via the cracks. If this occurs, then make sure that you move the materials that may be waterlogged and dry them out thoroughly. Run a humidifier regularly in order to remove the moisture from the basement. Be thorough.
As snow melts on the roof, pay attention to any water stains that might emerge on the ceilings inside the homes as this would be indicative of water damage in the attic of the home. Water dams can create an abscess in the roof where water can enter. This abscess also would allow melt water to enter the home increasing the level of moisture in the home. Any moisture in the attic runs the risk of creating mold.
The other contributors to attic mold come from venting that leads into the attic, but then has no way to vent the moisture to the outside. What happens is that the moisture becomes trapped in the attic, and then it is promotes mold. This accumulation of attic moisture is especially prominent in winter when fans are not run to prevent cooling. Mold can grow unchecked during this season.
Finally, if you have installed a new roof on the house, you might think that the home is prepared to repel water from the outside, but it is best to check on a regular basis after the roof has been installed. In some cases, the work of the roofers may not be complete, and this allows water and moisture into the home. This can result in physical damage to the house, but it can also give mold the moisture that it needs to grow in the attic.
Mold in the attic can be a very troublesome issue as it not only promotes health and mildew issues, but it can result in high cost damage to the home. When dealing with attic mold, it is best to contact a specialist in mold removal quickly in order to eliminate the cause of moisture and remove the mold properly to prevent any long-term damage to your home and investment.
Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923 your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.
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