Preventing mold growth is a constant challenge when maintaining your home’s indoor air quality. While proper care and maintenance to your HVAC and ventilation system are essential in keeping mold at bay, there’s another component in your home that you should also pay attention to. In this post, water and fire restoration expert Allstar Construction talks about insulation and how it also effectively prevents mold contamination in your home.
Mold Growth And Its Causes
Mold is often thought to be caused by moisture and water infiltration in your home, but finding the exact cause can be difficult for each home. Your home’s mold growth, for instance, can be due to several factors such as biodegradable material that’s present inside or the indoor temperatures during summer. This causes more humidity in the air, and with higher amounts, it can mean mold is more likely to grow in dark and musty places in your home.
The Right Insulation Prevents Mold Growth
While you won’t completely eliminate mold growth, your home’s indoor air quality can stay clean and breathable by taking precautions to prevent too much mold growth. This includes working with professional interior and siding contractors to install adequate insulation in your home. Insulation is your first line of defense against moisture after all, which otherwise causes mold growth.
Cellulose and fiberglass are popular insulation materials in residential homes. Cellulose insulation is a sustainable blow-in material that’s made with biodegradable components. It can be installed in attics or wall cavities with a binder. Fiberglass insulation, on the other hand, is made from tiny shards of glass that form pockets to trap air and restrict heat transfer. It has a natural resistance to mold and can also filter out moisture and other particles.
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