Avoid the Mold Menace by Doing Your Floors Right
Q: I know that mold isn’t “good,” but what are the real dangers that I should be aware of when it comes to getting started on a flooring renovation?
A: It’s important to get your floors done right from the get-go. Starting on the right foot makes all the difference in avoiding the mold menace. ACo does it right every time.
Moisture is damaging in many ways. Unless it’s coming out of your rainfall showerhead or filling up your jetted soaking tub, moisture is an unwanted presence due to its many negative effects.
It causes mold, mildew and rot
It can ruin your flooring, furnishings, drywall, and interior woodwork.
It can cause a property to significantly decrease in value.
It can make selling a home extremely difficult.
Moisture is an expensive problem.
Insurers pay billions in mold-related claims under homeowner policies, a cost which you want to avoid by dealing with mold before it ever sets in.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks to public health. Excess home humidity promotes harmful household particles, all of which are associated with asthma, allergies and other sinus problems. These include:
To control the conditions that lead to moisture damage and mold growth, we recommend keeping indoor humidity below 50 percent. One way to do this is by installing a whole-house dehumidifier.
But what if the moisture has already done its damage?
During a renovation, qualified installers check for damage due to moisture. After removing the old flooring, they’ll be able to see if any damage exists to the sub flooring or below. That way, before any new flooring is installed, they can fix the problem. They may:
Seal up points of moisture entry
Replace damaged materials
Install proper moisture barriers
Without thoroughly checking for moisture and taking proper steps to prevent it, your beautiful new flooring may just be masking a growing problem.
We can help!
ACo only works with top installers to ensure you get the highest quality renovation. If you’re considering new flooring, don’t take on the hassle and potential danger of a moisture problem. Contact us today for a free consultation or visit our showroom and see what we can do for you!