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How to Fight the Mold and Maintain Your Home

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Mold is a common issue in millions of homes. This problem can be a nuisance for the following reasons:

  • Health Impacts – Mold on the outside of the home can seep inside, causing respiratory illnesses in occupants. Toxic mold is especially dangerous and as a result, homeowners should follow some of the tips discussed in this article for getting rid of mold.

  • Decreased Home Value – Mold buildup on the home’s interior and exterior can affect its appraised value. It can also persuade prospective buyers against making an offer.

  • High Cost of Repair – Mold could deteriorate the infrastructure of the home, including the roof, walls and ceilings.

Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent mold. If there is any present, roof mold removal services are available.

Tips for Preventing Mold
  • The home should be periodically inspected on the outside and inside to see if any signs of mold are present.

  • Mold is prone to grow in areas with high moisture and humidity. As a result, water buildup should be promptly dried.

  • Look for bubbles in the walls or sidings because this may signal a leak in the roofing or plumbing. Leaks on the rooftop should be corrected as soon as possible to prevent further damage and mold.

  • Maintenance should be scheduled for roofing and plumbing, as well as the heating, cooling and ventilation systems, otherwise known as HVAC. Repairs should be done promptly for all these systems because ignoring them can lead to even bigger issues.

  • Water damage or overflowing leaks should be dried within two days. This is crucial to keeping mold from forming in walls, under floors, ceilings and in other areas. Water restoration service companies should be contacted for flooding issues.

  • Pay attention to the landscape of the home. If there are overhanging limbs from trees on the rooftop, consider removing these. Shady areas become inclined to moss, mold and mildew. These can also attract pests. A cedar roof inspection contractor can pinpoint problems early. This is why it’s important to call for upkeep on a yearly basis.

  • Stains can be used on the rooftop to inhibit mold growth. Specialty paints can also be applied throughout the rest of the home, including on the sidings, walls, doors and more.

If you’ve noticed any warning signs of growth, Cedar Roof Coatings provides effective roof mold removal services. We also feature cedar roof inspection. Contact us to learn more.

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