If you have mold growing on the outside of your home, you might think that it's safe to leave it there. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Mold can actually cause some serious problems, even if it's on the outside. A company like DiBiaso's Cleaning and Restoration, Inc can let you know what needs to be done to get rid of the mold. If you can see mold on your home, here are four reasons why you need to have it removed right away.
Mold can Grow Through the Walls
When you have mold on the outside of your home, chances are good that you're going to end up with the same problem on the inside of your home. That's because mold doesn't stop its growth at one surface. The spores will continue to spread until they've passed through every surface they encounter. However, as the spores are growing through the walls, they're also spreading across the walls. Unfortunately, once the mold gets into your home, you and your family will be exposed to problems such as allergies and increased breathing-related problems.
Mold can Destroy Your Stucco and Siding
If you have mold growing on the exterior of your home, you're at risk for considerable damage to everything it grows on. Mold can destroy your stucco or siding. Mold begins by growing on the outside surface of your home. However, as it spreads beneath the stucco or siding, it causes lifting to occur. Unfortunately, the lifting that occurs can destroy your home, and result in the need for extensive repairs. To protect your home from this type of damage, have the mold removed as soon as you discover the growth.
Mold can Reduce Your Property Value
If you're going to be having your home appraised so that you can sell it or obtain a home improvement loan, you need to remove any active mold growth first. Mold growth on your home can reduce your property value, which can cause serious problems during the appraisal process. To make sure you receive the maximum value during your home appraisal, have the mold removed before the appraiser shows up.
Mold can Stop Paint From Adhering Properly
If you're going to be painting your home, the first thing you need to do is have the mold removed. The last thing you want to do is paint over the mold. First, the mold will continue to grow. Second, the mold will prevent your fresh paint from adhering properly. Unfortunately, that means your new paint job won't last as long as it should. To avoid problems with your fresh paint, start with a clean surface.Share
29 May 2019
My name is Michelle Landon. When I was a little girl, I loved helping my mother and grandmother in the garden. My passion for gardening grew, and in my adult years, it became my number one hobby. I have lived in apartments and mastered the art of having container gardens. I now have over an acre of land and can grow just about anything. My dream was to one day have a greenhouse and be able to grow all the flowers my heart desired. Six years ago I got my first small greenhouse and was able to start bringing my gardening dream to fruition. Today I have two greenhouses and working in them is even better than I imagined. I would like to share my greenhouse gardening experiences with you.