4 Precautionary Measures to Avoid Mould Infiltration
The existence of moulds along our well-painted exterior wall does create a messy appearance. They would reduce our home’s value by making it appear dirty and unmaintained. If they do stick on your wall, they can be isolated of course, but the progression might take time, effort and money as well. If you don’t want to spend too much from your hard-earned dollars, make sure to prevent them from happening. Here are some unperturbed tips on how to thwart mould intrusion.
1. Sprinklers situated near exterior walls
Moulds, as most of us know, do grow in areas with high moisture. Spray-type sprinklers, especially when situated near your house’s exterior walls will provide dry areas with moisture and encourage the growth and development of moulds. When you have shrubs or plants located along your exterior walls, you tend to spray them down every day. When you do this, you do not only encourage your plants’ growth but the development of moulds as well. Spray-type sprinklers will allow moisture to rove and travel into the neighbouring areas and sometimes enter into your home’s internal facilities. This will not only grow moulds along your exterior walls but to your inner equipment and fixtures as well.
All you have to do to avert this dilemma is to prevent too much moisture in your wall by not over spraying your shrubs and bushes. Your sprinklers must be at a certain distance from your walls and try to utilise drip system.
2. Weed screened enclosed
This has been very efficient in removing and averting mould growth as this becomes permeable because of the holes which remove water moisture. The excess moisture can be removed by installing and placing this at the base of stucco walls. Stucco is a porous item or material which absorbs moisture and traps them to get rid of mould formation and growth.
Reduction of moisture can be made efficient by making sure that this material is not covered with vegetation, soil and ground covering. A gap between the weed screed and the ground covering must be retained to properly drain out the trapped moisture.
3. Rain gutters separated from drains
During heavy rain situations, it is inevitable for the water that flows through your roof to splash onto your home’s exterior walls and create too much moisture just like a sprinkler overspray. Too much amount of moisture on your walls will develop moulds as well, just like the first mentioned problem. This problem can be solved by installing rain gutters. Installation of this mechanism should consider these four factors to make it efficient.
- Gutters are not to be installed anywhere, it should only be installed in suitable areas.
- Your gutters must be free from any obstructions and debris to maintain its steady and secure flow. Debris and build-up accumulations will hinder the flow of rainwater and reduce the efficiency of your gutters.
- They should be installed and connected with downspouts.
- Downspouts, where your gutters are connected, should be connected to drainage as well or anything that would possibly lead the rainwater away from your homes.
4. Planter boxers positioned near exterior walls
Planter boxers pose the same threat with that of your outdoor sprinklers especially when installed near your exterior walls. This is because the plant’s roots might break the planter boxer’s walls and into your home’s exterior walls. Intrusion will allow water to seep into your walls and would typically cause mould growth.