Mold on The Outside of Your Home
Everyone knows that mold inside their home is unwelcome and needs to be resolved quickly. But what about mold on the outside of your home? Mold growth on the exterior of your home can be just as damaging as mold on the inside. Keeping moisture and mold spores from reaching your exterior walls is nearly impossible. However, there are still things you can do to protect the outside of your home from mold growth.
If you have mold growing, whether outside or inside your home, don’t hesitate to contact CLEAR Restoration for professional and reliable mold abatement services and restoration.
Why Is Mold on Exterior Walls A Problem?
Mildew and mold on your home’s exterior can cause more problems than plummeting curb appeal. If left alone, exterior wall mold growth can damage wood and vinyl siding, causing serious structural damage.
Mold growth on the outside of your house can easily spread into your attic or the interior walls if not treated with care. This is especially true with unfinished attics, as they tend to be warm, humid, and have less traffic to notice growth. If the mold has spread from outside to your attic or another place inside your home, contact CLEAR Restoration for expert mold abatement.
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How To Deal with Exterior Wall Mold
Removing mold from the exterior walls of your home can be a tedious and difficult task for those lacking the expertise. Typically, exterior wall mold growth occurs in shaded areas, like under windowsills or eaves. Sometimes this growth is easily dealt with by spraying with water and scrubbing the area. However, it’s recommended to contact a professional mold and mildew abatement company to assess whether the mold on the exterior walls has led to any other growths or potentially hazardous situations.
A proper mold inspection is the only way to know that the mold on the exterior walls of your home hasn’t spread inside.
Preventing Mold from Growing on Exterior Walls
Keeping mold from growing on the exterior walls of your home may seem like a tall order. Fortunately, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Ensuring your roof and gutters are in good repair and clearing off debris helps cut down on the available moisture and nutrients mold needs to grow. It’s also highly recommended to make sure your gutters direct water away from your home.
Using mold-resistant paint for the exterior of your home will also help prevent mold growth. Mold-resistant paints are extremely common and available at most home improvement stores.
Contact CLEAR Restoration for Expert Mold Abatement & Remediation
Mold growth on exterior walls can spread to the inside of your home and create a dangerous environment. Attics, air ducts, and windows can be susceptible to rapid mold growth and potentially damage the structure of your home and cause health problems.
If you suspect your home may have interior or exterior mold growth, CLEAR Restoration is here to help. Our six-step process is proven to remove mold, prevent future growth, and return your home to a safe state. Contact us today at 225-245-3575 for expert mold abatement services and remediation.