Mold can be a hassle to deal with, especially once it’s grown. An infestation can be bad for your health and your home’s structural integrity in some extreme cases. You can spot mold by looking for fuzzy or slimy dark-colored spots in dark, damp areas like room corners or even your home’s sidings.
If you need help keeping your sidings safe from a mold infestation, here are a few things you can do:
1. Clean Your Sidings Regularly
Clean your sidings regularly to keep mold from growing on them in the first place. For example, scrub them down with a power washer every two to three months in mild weather or as often as once a month in extreme weather. You can also scrub them down with a mixture of half parts vinegar and half parts water to remove stains without any harsh chemicals.
2. Keep Sprinklers Away
Tilt-head sprinklers can lead to moisture buildup in your home’s sidings and on your roof. Ideally, you should have flat-head sprinklers, which tend to shoot water directly onto the ground underneath and thus prevent water from pooling or puddling.
You can also attach downspouts to the sidings so that water can drain off, preventing it from puddling and making the home’s sidings wetter than they have to be.
3. Unclog Your Gutters
Make sure that your home’s gutters are clear of debris and debris-clogging leaves. This will allow water to flow freely off your roof and down into your downspouts. This way, water can’t overflow and get to your sidings, helping you avoid mold or mildew growth.
4. Avoid Covering with Vines and Moss
You should avoid growing vines and moss on your sidings, as these tend to be water-loving plants. They will likely add moisture to your home if you let them grow over the sidings.
5. Use Anti-Mold Cleaning Spray
Ensure that you purchase a cleaning spray specifically made to get rid of mold and mildew. These will often have the necessary ingredients to do a great job of removing mold from your sidings. Some products even come with a guarantee that they won’t damage the sidings.
6. Get the Help of Professionals
If you need to get rid of mold, especially when it’s reached an unmanageable size, you should hire a professional to handle the job. Not only will mold removal be faster and easier to handle with a professional, but it’s also your best option if you have painted sidings. Some of the products used to remove mold can damage paints and leave marks, which can be a problem.
You can always count on mold to grow in damp places, especially if they have a food supply, such as dead wood or leaves. Molds can cause serious health problems, so make sure that you keep an eye out for any that might grow around your property. By following the tips above, you should be able to keep your home’s sidings in good condition and remove any mold before it can get worse.
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