Have you noticed mold starting to grow on the outside of your home? This may seem alarming as most homeowners do not want their homes to have mold anywhere near them. Mold can be tricky to deal with and should be done so only with those that are trained professionals in dealing with mold removal. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is here to talk about mold on your home and how to avoid it as well as how to remove it.
How to Prevent Mold on Vinyl Siding Walls & Other Exterior Surfaces
There are many things you can do to avoid mold growth on the outside of your home. Many of which, don’t require that much effort.
– Ensure your gutters are all functioning properly and are completely free of debris that could limit water flow.
– Keep your roof clean and free from leaf buildup. Make sure your roof isn’t in need of any repair or shingle replacement.
– Only use paint that is mold resistant on the exterior of your home. You can find this paint in many different colors and shades.
– Use materials that are mold resistant on the exterior of your home that include stone and brick rather than wood.
Effects of Mold Growth & Exposure
Mold is incredibly destructive. Not only does it look bad, but it can carry with it negative health risks as well. If there is mold that is left untreated on the outside of your home, it will likely make its way inside your home where it can really do damage. Children and the elderly are at a larger risk of health problems due to mold growth. Aside from health risks, you will see a decrease in your property value when you leave mold unattended on the exterior of your home. It can cause damage as it literally starts to eat away wood over time, and can turn away potential buyers in the case that you do decide to sell.
Removing Mold from the Exterior of Your House
The steps that are required in removing mold from the exterior of your home will greatly depend on the material that you are cleaning. Mold can be difficult to remove on your own, and if you are going to attempt it, you will be better of contacting the manufacturer of the siding used on your home for the best instructions on how to proceed. Often high pressured water is used to initially remove the mold and then a mold removal product is applied to completely kill the mold spores.
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Because it is difficult to remove mold on your own, you can rest easy knowing that the professionals at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning has the training and equipment needed to successfully remove any mold from the exterior of your home. At the first sign of mold growth, it is important to turn the job over to professionals so we can work to remove it before it continues to grow over a larger portion of your home. Call us today!