If you are building a new home, it is very important to make sure all wooden building members are mold free before the builders close in with drywall. Pro-active builders retain the services of a professional mold remediation firm like ours to address mold concerns prior to "close-in", that is, before sheetrock and finishing components are added.
Over the past few years’ homes have become more energy-efficient and air-tight. Less natural air infiltration has caused more moisture to build up inside the houses. This moisture-rich air circulates throughout the house day after day, creating an environment for mold, rot fungi, and more.
Moisture-related problems stem from wood that has absorbed too much moisture. Unfortunately, it is impossible to keep wood from being exposed to water during the construction process. Builders are not required to treat the majority of the wood components on projects to provide any sort of preventative protection against moisture-related problems. Contractors cannot control the levels of moisture to which wood is exposed on the job site.
Our coating process will protect wood framing components from mold, rot, and fungi. Breathable sealants can protect porous construction materials from moisture. The sealant will prevent any future mold growth.
Did you know??........ As greener supplies make their way onto job sites and into homes, this wood is even more susceptible to moisture-related problems in the future. Greener lumber has a higher moisture content than its slightly more mature sibling.