Mold and Moisture Issues

mold growing inside the home on a window sill

Mold growth inside a home is one of the leading causes of indoor health issues like asthma, allergic reactions, and respiratory complaints. Mold issues are often the result of moisture issues stemming from high indoor humidity levels as well as air leaks and cracks and gaps in your home’s exterior.

Mold problems need to be addressed immediately, but solving your mold means fixing the underlying issue that led to mold growth in the first place. Rather than just looking for mold testing of your home’s air, reach out to Wisconsin Home Improvement, whose insulation and air sealing services will help prevent future mold growth, leading to higher indoor air quality (IAQ) and a cleaner, healthier home.

What Causes Mold Growth?

Mold needs warm temperatures (above 40°F), high humidity levels (above 60%), and a food source to grow in your home. The food source is often wood, drywall, and other building materials. High humidity can come from a variety of places, including outdoor air or moisture that’s making its way into your home through tiny cracks and air leaks in your house. Often mold growth is an invisible indoor threat: moisture can get inside your walls, allowing mold to grow without you even knowing it.

The best way to ensure that you don’t have hidden moisture problems creating harmful indoor air quality effects on your health is by eliminating the air leaks in your home with proper air sealing and insulation.

How Can Air Sealing and Insulation Prevent Mold?

Air sealing and insulation are ways to control the temperature in a house and reduce energy waste—keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer—but there are a number of additional benefits, including helping your IAQ.

But as we mentioned earlier, temperature plays a significant role in mold growth. Because insulation affects temperature inside a home, it can help prevent your indoor air from creating condensation and retaining moisture — the conditions that lead to mold.

Air sealing, which should go hand in hand with insulation, can actively block inside humid air and moisture from entering your home. A properly insulated and air sealed house:

  • Keeps temperatures and humidity levels below the point of mold growth

  • Prevents outdoor air quality issues and mold spores from entering your house

  • Improves your indoor health and comfort, and keeps energy costs low

A Home Air Sealing Company That Will Improve Your IAQ

Getting rid of mold in your home is only the tip of the iceberg—preventing it from coming back is what’s most important. If you’re looking to keep mold out of your Milwaukee area home, schedule a home performance audit with Wisconsin Home Improvement today. Our audits will identify where your home’s insulation and air sealing needs work, pinpointing the exact areas to target where mold growth is most likely.

Reduce mold growth and improve the health and safety of your indoor air. Call 262.345.9922 or contact us today to find a whole home solution right for you and your family.

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  • I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and your Madison crew for the great work they are doing. Over the last few months I have worked closely with Dann, Roger, Marc and Jeremy and am extremely impressed with their attitudes and the quality of their work.

    Brandon Langeteig, Project Home, Inc.
  • We were pleased with work done by Mike and Kevin. They deserve a pat on the back. Thanks!

    Eugene Hefter, WI
  • Steve and Frank are very good representations of your firm -- very professional. Thanks!

    Jim Young, WI
  • The work your team did is fantastic! Also I would like to compliment your crew on their professional approach to our house and their work.

    Ryan, WI
  • Jan and I were amazed and impressed by the crew’s positive work ethic coupled with their gracious and friendly manner. Obviously they knew what they were doing and set to task with quickness and absolute thoroughness… you have our deepest appreciation.

    JoAnne and Jan V., Greendale, WI
  • Please thank your crew for the great job they did here. They were all very personable, worked very hard, and they took the time to explain what they were doing.

    Barbara F., Belgium, WI
  • Thursday and Friday of last week one of your crews were at my home putting in some additional insulation and doing some other work. I just wanted to tell you that my wife and I were very impressed with the professionalism of your men.

    John & Jennifer P., WI
  • Your employees were prompt, courteous and friendly.

    Lois W., Menomonee Falls, WI
  • I wanted to thank you and your team again for the
    great work you did and insulating our home. It is only been a week, and the
    difference is amazing. Every room in this house feel substantially warmer.

  • Mike & Erin M.

    We wanted to provide feedback on our experience with Peter, who did our home energy audit.  We felt he went above and beyond what was expected of him.  He was very thorough and was genuinely concerned about any issues causing inefficiencies in our home.  He explained things in terms we... Read More

  • Tim S.

    Steve, just a side note and I would not send this if it was not completely true - Mike and Pete were both fantastic. I was impressed. We had just had other major construction and have many comparatives for the work WHI did. I would come home and never know they had even been there.

  • Cindy S.

    I really feel compelled to give a "shout out" to everyone I have come into contact with at WHI. First off - Jody. You are so friendly and helpful on the phone, forgiving me for my inability to "on-line sign", switching up of dates, declining work and then changing my mind.

    Cindy S., Whitefish Bay, WI
  • James V.

    Dear Steve, 

    We at Grace are so pleased with the quality of work and the professionalism of the crew that did the insulation. Mike and Igor were so respectful of the building and its contents, and so nice to everyone in the congregation who was working at church. 

    James V., Milwaukee, WI
  • Jenny P.

    I just wanted to extend a thank you to you and all of your employees who have spent time at our home fixing our attic issues.

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