Is Spray Foam Insulation the Best Solution to Prevent Mold Growth?

Mold in the home can be a serious problem, leading to health risks for occupants and costly remediation. The best way to prevent mold growth is to create an airtight seal throughout the home, and spray foam insulation is the only product of its kind that can do this. Installing aerosol foam insulation will control indoor humidity and condensation, depriving mold of a comfortable environment to live, grow and spread. It will also save on seasonal heating and cooling costs and provide a long-term solution to mold prevention.

Almost all residential homes suffer from air leaks, allowing hot and cold air to mix and generate humidity. This moisture is the breeding ground for mold, and building materials provide the nutrition needed for mold growth.

Aerosol foam insulation

(known as polyurethane spray foam insulation) is the only product of its kind that can completely seal a space. Once applied, all holes, gaps and cracks are completely sealed.

And in the attic, nothing can be compared to the insulation wrapper that is installed with spray foam. Sealing the attic is probably the most important thing, in terms of counteracting moisture. As a product, spray foam insulation does not attract mold. And unlike wood or metal, spray foam doesn't rot, rust, or deteriorate. This means that an area properly sprayed with insulating foam will never become a food source or a hospitable environment for a mold colony.

However, proper ventilation is also necessary to ensure adequate air circulation to prevent moisture accumulation. The idea is to combine airtightness and air circulation in a well-balanced system. Eco Spray Insulation offers safe, affordable, fast and effective mold inspection and treatment. Insta Insulation will ensure that mold doesn't grow on an entire foam spray installation in the basement for 10 years. Will spray foam kill mold? Yes, since aerosol foam creates an air seal and will deprive the mold of its food source (moisture and oxygen) and inhibit any future growth, it will also make the mold inactive. Increasingly, mold consulting companies are realizing that when spray foam insulation is installed, the area is not affected by mold. This includes high-risk areas such as the attic, basement, and any uncomfortable mezzanines.

It's no surprise that for the Great Northern Insulation team, aerosol foam insulation has become a preferred option and is still highly recommended. In case you realize that your home may have a mold problem, immediately seek an expert to investigate the form. The only way to know what type of mold grows in the attic, basement or basement, and if it's dangerous, is to test with adhesive tape and have an accredited laboratory cultivate the mold and study it under a microscope. So back to the original question: “Do I need to remove mold from my attic before installing the spray foam?” The answer is yes; if you want to use a closed-cell, moisture-resistant foam inside your home that can be a desirable improvement. In summary, spray foam insulation is an effective solution for preventing mold growth in your home. It will create an airtight seal throughout your home while allowing for adequate air circulation. Installing aerosol foam insulation will control indoor humidity and condensation while saving on seasonal heating and cooling costs.