4 Primary Factors that Trigger the Development of Moulds


The presence of mould within your home and your plumbing facilities is never pleasing to any homeowner. Especially when these moulds are located on your exterior walls, it can reduce the pleasing appearance and the value of your home. This creates a dirty appearance to our white painted walls and will only be destroyed by its nasty presence.

   Removing these moulds from our sights may not be easy and it would certainly need effort, money and time. So if you don’t want to have these nasty things in your homes and spending too much to remove them, it would be better to rather avoid them from developing anywhere in our homes. To help you, here are some tips we could give to avert the development of moulds in your plumbing system and home.


Sprinklers situated near your exterior walls

   If you see your neighbours spraying down their own exterior walls using a hose every day, and you have a spray type outdoor sprinklers used near your walls too, it is normal for you to have lots of queries lined up in your mind but let me tell you that you two do not differ from each other. Situating outdoor sprinklers near the vicinity of your home will never free your home from the possibilities of mould formation. The constant spraying of water on our home’s exterior walls will give enough moisture and this moisture is the primary factor in mould development. If the moisture shoves through the distant areas and travels into the internal building facilities, it might not only develop moulds on your interior walls but also within the facilities inside your building.

   Internal materials such as baseboards and drywalls might rise up as well and help develop mould. So it would be better to place your sprinklers away from your walls.


Weed screed covered

   What makes weed screeds very efficient is because it can remove excess moisture from your walls through the utilisation of a sequence of holes. To make excess moisture escape and flee, this can be installed at the base of stucco walls. Stuccos, if they are not well-known to your, they are usually a porous item that will absorb the moisture and trap them. These trapped moistures can become moulds over time.

   To avoid mould development, make sure that your weed screen is free from ground covering, vegetation and soil. Between the ground and screed should be a gap to let trapped moisture flee and escape. In this case, you can avert mould formation.


Rain gutters not connected to drains

   Aside from outdoor sprinklers, rain can as well cause mould development in your home. Rainwater that flows through your roof may splash into your walls if they are not given proper drainage. Huge volumes of rainwater from your gutters might splash into your walls if they are not connected to drains and might cause nasty moulds. In order to avoid this, make sure that your gutters and maintained and inspected and are connected to your drains. Here are four steps to help you make your gutters work efficiently:

  • Your gutters should be well installed and should be installed in suitable areas
  • Make sure that your gutters are free from any form of debris to ensure a steady flow of water and to avoid overflows.
  • These gutters should be connected to downspouts so they won’t splash to your walls
  • Make sure that these downspouts are connected to your drains or at least affix them to something that would lead the water away from your home.


Planter boxes located near exterior walls

       Just like your outdoor sprinklers, planter boxes near your walls could also contribute to the mould development in your exterior walls. Moisture intrusion caused by these planter boxes will help develop mould. To avert moulds yet you cannot have your planter boxes removed or transferred, you can just make sure that they are waterproofed so the moisture won’t be transferred to your walls.

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