Combating Mold Growth
By: Mr Handyman of The Woodlands | Published 01/12/2023
I HAVE MOLD ON THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE. WHAT IS IT AND CAN IT BE FIXED?
The same mold and mildew fungi that sometimes grow inside homes can grow on the outside as well. The biggest factor is excess water, so a gutter repair project from the professionals at Mr. Handyman can make all the difference. Here’s more information about outside mold/mildew growth and gutters.
- Why is gutter water worse than regular weathering?
Water on exterior walls happens all the time from precipitation like rain and snow. But when gutters aren’t moving water away properly, the outside of the home can be exposed to water far more frequently and in far greater volume. The number one thing mold and mildew need to flourish is water, so exterior walls below inefficient gutters see much more growth.
- How do I get rid of it?
The sooner you get rid of this fungal growth, the easier it will be. It can be treated with a cleaning solution (most commonly made from bleach) and a tough-scrubbing brush. However, this probably isn’t the best long-term solution for mold and mildew. Gutter repair from Mr. Handyman can fix the source of the problem.
- But my gutters aren’t damaged!
Well then it’s most likely a result of clogged gutters not working as well as they should be. Natural materials such as leaves, sticks, and dirt can gather here, especially during the fall season. This can be fixed by either cleaning it out yourself or calling the professionals at Mr. Handyman.
Think your exterior mold/mildew problems might be linked to the gutters? Contact us today!