If you plan to have your house renovated, you’ll want to be aware of the factors that cause mold growth so that the problems can be addressed during the course of your home improvement project. Mold can damage your home and cause serious allergic reactions when its spores are inhaled or the mold comes into contact with skin.
Here are four reasons why mold might be growing inside your house.
1. Leaking Pipes
Pipes that are cracked or are leaking from the joints can cause water to spill onto floors, walls and ceilings. This moisture can lead to mold growth that isn’t always so easy to see if the mold is growing inside of walls. Heat and humidity with the moisture can cause even more mold growth, so it’s important to have any leaking pipes fixed immediately.
2. Roof Openings
Missing shingles and other factors can leave holes in your roof that allow water to leak through them and into your home, which can cause mold growth. There could also be small cracks in your roof that you’re not aware of, and additional moisture could be leaking through these openings. Fortunately, a restoration company Kelowna residents like you can depend on can come to you to remove any mold that has accumulated because of a leaking roof.
3. Poor Insulation
A poorly insulated home often has mold growth in it. Humidity levels are known to rise within homes with poor insulation, and this can create moisture that results in mold growth. Attics and basements are among the most common areas of a home to have poor insulation, and having old insulation materials replaced during your home improvement project can help limit moisture accumulation and mold growth.
4. Foundation Problems
Mold can even grow inside your home’s foundation if moisture is able to get through any cracks or other openings in the foundation. Wet soil around your foundation that may be caused by overflowing gutters or inadequate roof coverage can also make mold grow on the foundation walls, and this can make it easier for mold to grow up the siding and into your home.
Mold growth can put the quality of your home and health in jeopardy, and getting rid of it as soon as possible can help you breathe easier and protect your living space. Total Restoration Services Inc. is a leading mold restoration company Kelowna residents can trust, and you can schedule service to have your mold removed by visiting www.totalrestoration.ca/kelowna.