Weather conditions can lead to increased indoor warmth, humidity, and moisture levels – the perfect environment for mold growth, which is often found in attics and basements. These are places in your home where there is often high humidity and improper ventilation.
Unfortunately, mold often goes undetected by a homeowner until it becomes an issue. Having a company like Isaac perform a home energy audit may expose this underlying danger.
You’ve likely seen the effects of mold in the attic or basement, but what about the effects mold can have on our health? There’s sufficient evidence to link mold exposure to upper respiratory issues, coughing, and wheezing. People with asthma may experience elevated symptoms, as well.
Common Mold-Causing Issues
- High humidity
- Poor ventilation
- Leaking pipes
- Leaky roofs
- Flooding and dampness
- Water at the foundation (bad grading and poor gutter runoff)
Mold remediation is the best practice for removal of mold in the home. Proactive measures should be taken to find the causes, fix them, and take actions to keep the mold from coming back. That’s where Isaac can help.
“Because of the concerns over mold growth in a home, this is one of the critical areas Isaac looks for as part of our Home Energy Audits,” said Domenic DeLeo, IHEP/Residential Installation Manager. “We treat mold remediation in the same way we fix many of the other issues identified in an audit – insulation, air sealing, and more.”
Isaac can come to your home, inspect it for mold, and provide a free estimate to remediate it.
The Isaac Mold Remediation Process
- Isaac project manager will identify potential mold
- Independent mold inspector will verify mold growth
- Action plan developed to remove mold and fix any areas of the home that are causing mold growth
- Schedule the remediation and repair at a time convenient for the homeowner
- Mold removal including sanitizing seal
- Repair specific source issues responsible for mold growth
It is important to contact a certified mold remediation company with certified mold remediation specialists. They will remove the mold and eliminate its source.
“That’s the Isaac difference,” said DeLeo. “We not only identify the areas with mold, but the source of the mold, and take care of both to provide our homeowners with the confidence that the issue has been resolved.”
Mold is one of the many things we inspect to help ensure the comfort of your home and a better quality of life.
Suspect mold in your home or want to schedule a Home Energy Audit? For a free estimate, visit IsaacHomeEnergy.com or call Isaac today.
How to Keep Mold from Growing in Your Home
- Keep home humidity levels below 50 percent
- Utilize a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels low
- Ensure your home is ventilated with exhaust fans properly vented to the outdoors
- Fix leaks in the roof, walls, or plumbing
- Act quickly to dry out flooded areas – mold can start to grow in as little as 24 hours