Exterior property maintenance is just as essential as interior property maintenance when it comes to mold. To help you keep the detrimental fungus out of your home, review more exterior property maintenance tips from your Los Angeles mold removal team. All will help you enjoy a healthier, more comfortable residence.
Check the Siding
If siding loosens from issues such as high winds and flying debris damage, it allows rainwater to get behind it. Since mold thrives in dark, damp places, fungal growth is inevitable if the situation is not remedied immediately. Check your home’s siding every month or so for loose boards that allow mold to thrive. You’ll also want to make certain your gutters are clean, since clogged gutters can cause rainwater to spill over and hit the siding. Any loose sections once again become subject to mold growth.
Trim Tree Branches
Tree branches hanging over your roofing system are problematic. In addition to providing convenient pathways for vermin, the branches can slam into the system, causing shingle damage that invites leaks. Branches can also damage any metal flashing they come in contact with, which risks further water damage, and deposit leaves and other organic debris into the gutters. Keep tree branches trimmed back to avoid these issues, preferably 10 to 20 feet away from your roofing system. You’ll avoid mold growth and wood rot, as well as pest problems and roof repairs.
Ensure the Windows Are Airtight
Windows with damaged, faulty, or broken seals cause more than air leaks and high energy bills. They can also cause leaks when it rains, depending on how the wind blows. Mold and mildew can build up between the frame and the window, triggering allergic reactions such as coughing, sneezing, wheezing, and throat congestion. Incoming rainwater also damages whatever it touches, such as hardwood flooring and upholstered furniture, and can leak through floorboards. Water under flooring causes mold problems, among other issues. By checking your windows regularly and keeping them airtight with caulking and weatherstripping, you’ll enjoy a more efficient, healthy home.
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