How to Prevent Mold Under Fiberglass Insulation
Wondering if You Have Mold in Your Home?
Mold can sneak into your home when warm damp conditions favor its growth. It can flourish in places where you don’t go looking for it, such as your attic. Mold can stealthily accumulate under the fiberglass insulation that’s there to keep your home insulated from the outside world. If you have mold in your Bay Area attic, you will need the services of a Bay Area attic insulation removal specialist. Mold growth can pose a health threat to you and your family, so let’s explore how mold grows on fiberglass, and what you can do about it.
How Does Mold Get Into My Home?
Most houses are constructed with a water vapor barrier in the crawl space that prevents the ground the house sits on from releasing water vapor into the home. Barriers are also necessary where insulation has been placed anywhere in a home’s walls, such as your basement or your attic. If there is no barrier, the barrier was installed incorrectly, or the barrier is defective, water vapor can get inside your home. Along with the water vapor, you get mold spores.
How Can I Prevent Mold in My Walls?
If you are planning to use fiberglass insulation, it’s critical to install an appropriate vapor barrier. If there is no vapor barrier, you will get mold growth. If you already have mold, all of the fiberglass insulation will need to be removed and disposed of. The walls have to be dried and treated to kill any remaining mold spores. Oakland attic insulation removal or insulation removal in any other area of your home is best done by a trained professional wearing proper safety equipment. New fiberglass insulation can then be installed with an appropriate and correctly installed vapor barrier.
How Can I Tell if I Have Moldy Fiberglass?
Fiberglass isn’t a material that you should handle personally even if there’s no mold growing on it. Therefore, a professional inspection is the best way to determine if you have mold accumulating on your fiberglass insulation. Both fiberglass insulation and mold need special handling. In the Bay Area, you need the services of a Bay Area vapor barrier insulation professional.
Do You Need Bay Area Vapor Barrier Insulation?
Vapor barriers are so crucial for fiberglass insulation. If your walls aren’t properly sealed against water vapor, it takes no time at all for a potentially serious mold problem to develop. If you aren’t sure what kind of insulation is in your home, it’s a good idea to schedule an inspection. The professionals at Element Home Solutions are the Bay Area insulation experts. Contact us today for a mold-free home.