Clean up and fix moisture issues as soon as you see them!
It’s no secret that Colorado has been in desperate need of all the rain we’ve been seeing this May. But there has also been a lot of talk about floods and flood warnings, so there are undoubtedly a lot of Colorado residential and commercial buildings that are seeing their share of moisture issues. Cleaning up any and all moisture is imperative to protecting the structure of your home or business and preventing serious health risks to the people living or working in the building.
In the case of heavy rains, hail and floods, moisture issues are easy to spot and can be dealt with quickly before real damage has been done. But more often than not, moisture issues happen quietly and inconspicuously, and you only notice them once real damage has been done: Damage to the building envelope and damage to your health.
If your siding or cladding system is allowing moisture to enter your walls, you may not notice until it is too late. By that time, mold has had plenty of time to grow and spread, causing allergic reactions, asthmatic attacks and sometimes even depression. Microscopic mold spores are not just hiding in warm, wet and dark places. They are flying through the air by the thousands, forcing you to breathe in these toxins on a regular basis. Toxic air is the quickest way to serious health issues. Staying on top of moisture control is vital to any home and business owner.
Repairs can be costly, but they are worth it. The sooner you spot moisture issues in your home, the better your chances are of fixing the issues before they become a threat to your home and your health.