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Mold is a common household woe. While it’s widely known that mold comes from moisture, many overlook the external factors that contribute to its infiltration. Let’s explore the exterior causes of mold and how to remedy this issue.

  • Roof Leaks and Flashing Issues: One of the leading culprits behind mold intrusion is a compromised roof. Leaks and faulty flashing can allow water to seep into the structure, creating an ideal environment for mold to thrive. Regular roof inspections and prompt repairs are essential to prevent moisture from making its way indoors.
  • Improper Grading: The slope of the ground around your home, known as grading, plays a pivotal role in preventing water from pooling around the foundation. Improper grading can lead to water accumulation, creating a breeding ground for mold. Green Home Solutions addresses this issue during their mold inspection, ensuring that grading is conducive to water runoff away from the building.
  • Clogged Gutters and Downspouts: Gutters and downspouts direct rainwater away from your home. When they become clogged, water can overflow and seep into the walls, ceilings, and foundation. Routine maintenance of gutters and downspouts is essential to prevent mold-friendly conditions and the need for subsequent mold remediation.
  • Lawn Sprinklers Too Close to the Building: While a lush green lawn is appealing, having sprinklers too close to the building can contribute to mold growth. Water spraying directly onto walls can saturate the exterior, creating an environment conducive to mold development. Adjusting sprinkler systems and ensuring proper drainage are crucial steps in preventing mold intrusion.
  • Gaps Around Electrical Fixtures and Pipes: Small gaps around electrical fixtures and pipes penetrating the exterior skin of your home can serve as entry points for moisture. Green Home Solutions’ mold inspection process meticulously identifies these vulnerabilities, enabling targeted remediation efforts to seal gaps and prevent future mold issues.
  • Leaks Around Windows and Doors: Wood rot, caulking cracks, and faulty installations can lead to leaks around windows and doors, providing an entry point for moisture and mold. Green Home Solutions not only removes mold but also addresses the root causes during remediation, ensuring a comprehensive and lasting solution.

Understanding the exterior causes of mold offers the power to maintain a healthy home environment. Green Home Solutions excels in providing thorough mold remediation and identifying and rectifying the external factors that contribute to mold growth. By addressing these issues at their source, you can enjoy a mold-free living space for the long term. Contact us to schedule a consultation to remedy your mold problem!