Aug 12

How Does Insulation Help in Preventing Mold Growth

Terms: Insulation

Are you looking for an effective way to minimize the risk of mold formation in your home? You may want to check your home’s insulation. Why is this the case? According to mold restoration experts, there are a few ways that insulation helps inhibit mold growth.

Temperature Control

Mold tends to grow in damp places where it’s warm enough that the spores can germinate. Insulation prevents heat from outside from warming up cramped spaces under the roof and beyond the exterior siding. This makes indoor temperatures lower than ideal for mold to grow fast.

Moisture Control

Insulation prevents some areas from getting too warm to encourage mold growth but it also prevents areas from getting too cold that water vapor in the air condenses into moisture. Without water in crawlspace, there won’t be enough moisture to sustain mold growth.

Picking the Right Insulation

It’s very important to make sure that your home’s insulation is made of a material that isn’t conducive to mold growth. For example, fiberglass insulation isn’t made of organic material, so mold can’t feed on it. On the other hand, cellulose insulation is made of material that mold can feed on so it will require extra attention.

Installation by the Pros

Mold and basement water damage restoration experts say that it takes more than the right insulation material to help reduce the risk of mold growth. Our team strongly recommends having insulation installed by certified experts to make sure that there are no gaps and that the right type of insulation is chosen for your home.

Say goodbye to mold problems with help from our experts. Special Touch Restoration is the leading mold damage restoration contractor in the area. You can call us at (256) 330-4822 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.