- Home Performance Audit
- Insulation For Existing Homes
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air Sealing
- New Construction & Remodeling
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.
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.
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:
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.