There’s nothing worse than the ugly site of mold on your beautiful home. Along with hurting your home’s curb appeal, mold on your siding can damage the material. To ensure your siding looks great and lasts a long time, use these tips to prevent unsightly mold and the need for professional mold removal services.
SCHEDULE REGULAR CLEANINGS
Every few months, use your garden hose and a soft-bristle brush to clean your siding. This will help keep mold from attaching and growing on your siding. For best results, spray in a downward direction to prevent water buildup under the siding’s panels.
ALLOW FOR DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Even in The Sunshine State, there’s enough dark and damp places for mold to thrive. To prevent this, trim any trees and shrubs blocking direct sunlight on your siding. This will also promote air circulation to help your siding stay dry.
REMOVE VINES AND MOSS
Vines and moss may add charm to your home, but they are havens for mold. They block sunlight and make it hard for your siding to dry out. Remove any vines and moss from your siding to keep it dry and mold-free.
MIND YOUR SPRINKLERS
If you use sprinklers, be sure they’re not hitting your siding, especially garden sprinklers close to the foundation of your home. Mold thrives on damp siding.
MAINTAIN YOUR RAIN GUTTERS
Florida downpours can create a lot of spillover if your rain gutters are clogged. Keep them maintained to keep your siding drier and prevent mold growth.
CHECK YOUR DRYER’S VENTILATION DUCT
Sometimes the ventilation duct from your dryer will produce steam along the siding outside your home. Mold spores are attracted to this steamy environment. Check the venting frequently to make sure it is clean and free of moisture buildup.
A mold-free home is a healthy home. If you are worried about mold in or outside your home or business, contact Elements Disaster Recovery today and let our experts handle the rest!