Spray Foam Insulation Helps Reduce Moisture and Mold
In order to reproduce, molds need tiny spores. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods and there’s no practical way to remove them in the indoor environments except when you contain moisture through sealing your home effectively. Most homeowners today insulate their homes to not only bar air from coming in and out but to protect it from elements like molds, rodents, moisture and dust.
When moisture accumulates indoors, mold growth will often take place especially when moisture problems remain undiscovered or not addressed. In order to prevent moisture from entering your home, spray foam insulation should be installed. This along with a professionally designed HVAC system will maintain proper indoor humidity and ensure your moisture content stays low enough that mold cannot survive. While there are a number of insulation materials available today, spray foam insulation is one of the best because it’s air tight and lasts a lifetime.
When warm air comes in contact with cool surfaces, it condenses and stays there. This could result to mold growth, mildew build up and structural weakness for your home or building. Spray foam insulation minimizes moisture-related problems caused by random air leakage because it fills all the cracks and crevices where air enters.
Spray foam insulation can effectively seal roofs and other spaces where condensation is more likely. With Spray foam insulation, you can’t only save money with energy cost but maintain the integrity of your home because molds and other outside elements can’t possibly thrive inside.
How Does Spray Foam Insulation Prevent Mold?
Most people realize that moisture and mold can cause health problems and serious damage in your house. Based on the New York Times, mold can result in health problems that include:
- Sneezing & coughing
- Allergic reactions
- Irreversible lung damage
Obviously, nobody wants to risk their health, or that of family members. What’s worse is that if your home goes unprotected against mold for too long, the removal process can cost thousands of dollars. You don’t even have to see the mold growing to be affected by it.
Because of the excellent air sealing properties of spray foam insulation, moisture is less likely to enter your home. This reduces the risk of mold, as well as the risks of rot and structural damage that accompany water infiltration.