Spray Foam Insulation Prevent Mold?
Most people realize that mold and moisture can cause serious
building and health problems in your home. According to
the New York Times, mold can lead to health problems that
Sneezing & coughing
Permanent lung damage
Obviously, nobody wants to
risk their health, or that of family members. What's
worse is that if your home goes unprotected against mold for
too long, the removal process can cost thousands of dollars.
You don't even have to see the mold growing to be affected by
How does mold get into
your home in the first place?
When warm air inside your
home mixes with cold dry air outside, it forms dew (that
annoying stuff on the grass that gets on your shoes).
But unlike morning dew that evaporates when the sun comes out,
the dew in your attic and walls can eventually turn into mold.
Now the wood in your home is under attack from water, and
unhealthy mold can begin to form.
So how does spray foam
insulation keep my home safe?
Spray foam insulation can
create an airtight seal in your attic or walls. This
keeps the cold and warm air from mixing, and moisture from
forming in your home. Get rid of the moisture, and you
Best of all, spray foam insulation itself doesn't get moldy.
Spray foam, like a ball-point pen, is made of "inert"
materials. "Inert" just means that the material doesn't
change or quickly break down. Wood can rot, metal can
rust, bread gets stale. But materials that are inert
(like a frisbee, or spray foam) don't break down. This
means you don't have to worry about spray foam ever being food
for mold once it is sprayed into your home.
Foam can help keep your family healthy
At Advanced Foam
Insulation of Louisiana, we specialize in treating homes with
spray foam to keep people healthy, while also lowering your
bills. Spray foam can also increase the resale value of
If you live in the state of
Louisiana and would like to get a free estimate, please call us
today or click here to
contact us by email.