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Exterior Mold Growth

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Have you noticed green moldy growth spreading across your roof, patio, or even the side of your house?  While we mostly think of mold growing in a dark, damp basement, it can also grow outside of your home. Once mold settles in it can grow on nearly anything and can spread very quickly, so prevention is the key.  

Moisture and excessive humidity create the perfect environment for mold growth.  Whether you have brick, stucco, or even low-maintenance vinyl check for water spots, especially near gutter downspouts.  Moisture pooling can be caused by clogged gutters and drains so be sure to check them regularly and make sure they are clean. Clogged gutters can cause water to run down the side of your home increasing moisture and the chance for mold growth.  

Dark areas are also ideal for mold growth. Trimming your trees and shrubs on a regular basis can help prevent shady areas around your home.  Also keeping your trees and landscaping from touching your home will also help eliminate any dark spots and reduce mold growth.  

If you find mold growing around your home, identifying and cutting off the moisture supply is the best way to stop it from spreading.  For any serious mold issues, SERVPRO of Campbell County is always available to help. Call us anytime.

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