Did you know the most common spot to find mold in any home is the chimney? If not protected, an excess of rain water, humidity and moisture will most likely seep inside the chimney. This allows mold spores to grow rapidly while causing potential health risks. It may not always be easy to know if there is mold inside your chimney, but there are ways to catch and prevent mold growth.
Below is information every chimney owner should know about mold:
How does mold get in the chimney?
Dark and damp spaces are ideal conditions for mold to grow, making chimneys the perfect home. Summer escalates this problem with an increase amount of rain, and hot humid days. If ignored, the mold spores will multiply at a fast rate.
How do you tell if there is a mold problem?
Knowing your home contains mold is a scary situation. But how can you tell if there is mold? If you notice you are having respiratory issues, it may be a big signal you have a mold problem. Other symptoms include sneezing, red or sore eyes, runny nose and nasal congestions. If you notice any of these symptoms or a moldy smell, call a mold specialist immediately.
What should you do if you suspect mold in your chimney?
If you are noticing any warning signs of mold and you suspect it’s coming from your chimney, call a certified chimney sweep immediately. The sweep will be able to perform a chimney inspection using today’s latest technology. If mold is found in the chimney, the sweep will recommended a treatment to remove the mold.
How do you keep mold out of your chimney?
The easiest way to ensure mold stays out of your chimney is to have an Annual Chimney Cleaning and Safety Inspection. During the inspection, a sweep will be able to detect the problem areas, and resolve the issue before it becomes a serious matter. The sweep will also make recommendations on preventing mold. Solutions may include installing a quality chimney cap which will prevent rain and moisture from seeping, to weather-proofing your chimney.
If you do suspect mold, call Rooftop Chimney Sweeps. We will perform a complete chimney inspection and if there are any problem areas, we will suggest the next course of action that should be taken.