Prevention, Management & When to call us
by Wand Splash on Apr 3, 2022
Mold is a topic that can make everyone feel uneasy, especially when you are a homeowner. It looks less than appealing and can present potential health risks for you and your family if the mold makes its way inside of your home.
Luckily, there are some tips to know how to prevent the growth of mold, spot mold around the exterior of your home, and the signs that it may be time to call the professionals in.
What does mold look like?
When it comes to the exterior of your home, mold can vary in how it looks, so vigilance is essential. The following are some things to watch out for:
⦁ Black streaks
⦁ Green colored algae
⦁ Discolored roofing
⦁ Overflowing or dirty gutters
⦁ Dull or dirty siding
⦁ Textured exterior wall(s)
⦁ Black stains or organic matter growing down the driveway
Inspecting your home can help ensure these and other signs can be caught in time to prevent the spreading and growth of this invasive intruder.
How can it be prevented?
Mold grows where there is moisture, so preventing stagnant water or excess moisture can be crucial. Keeping the exterior of your home clean and sanitized can prevent mold growth while keeping your home beautiful. If you see minor signs of mold, you can clean this right up with some detergent, water, and elbow grease. If you are cleaning the exterior of your home and suspect light mold to be present, protective gear is essential. Gloves and a mask can prevent inhaling any spores or getting this on your hands which can transfer the mold.
When is it time to call us?
Notice any of the above signs of mold around the exterior of your home? It may be time to call in the professionals. Experts can determine severity and type and work with you to choose the best course of action to ensure it is eradicated thoroughly.
It is vital to prevent the mold from spreading and, even worse, finding its way inside! Contact us with any further questions or concerns. We can help you get your home looking its best and back to being a healthy environment for your family.