MOLD PREVENTION METHODS
Solar Airflow fans use the sun's energy and the natural process of thermal stratification, which is the layering of rising air, from cool at the bottom to hot at the top, which cools the lower attic and living area ceiling below it. Unlike conventional single exhaust fans, which are installed near the top portion of the attic, our fans use multiple spaced supply fans to push cool dry air from under the shaded roof overhangs (soffits) into the attic and across the top of the ceiling insulation, then towards the center of the ceiling, creating a cool and dry layer between the ceiling and the hot attic air above it. Less heat and moisture enters the living area and air conditioned air isn't pulled up through the ceiling by an attic exhaust fan. By preventing an infiltration of heat and moisture inside your living area, our fans assist your home in maintaining a normal fungal ecology and preventing the growth of mold without using any electric power whatsoever. On the diagram pictured to the left, you will can visually see how improperly ventilated homes can create an outgrowth of mold.
What does mold need to grow?
Mold needs 3 components to grow:
An organic source of protein. Example: Wood, drywall, fabrics, leather, bread, anything porous.
Moisture & Warmth (condensation)
Temperatures between 60-80° F and Oxygen
How does mold enter my home?
Mold is a natural organism that can be found indoors and outdoors. Mold enters your home through a variety of ways:
Through open doorways, windows
Through vents and HVAC systems
From contaminated items such as clothing, shoes, pets and bags
How could mold impact my health?
As per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), exposure to damp and moldy environments can cause a variety of health effects depending on levels of sensitivity. Molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, skin irritation and severe lung infections. Mold also has a plethora of psychological effects to those affected by it including depression.
EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH MIAMI MOLD SPECIALIST
Solar Airflow proudly announces an exclusive partnership with South Florida's #1 in Environmental Consulting and Mold Remediation to ensure that our clients who have property's affected by mold receive state-of-the-art service with the latest available technology and 100% client satisfaction guarantee. Miami Mold Specialist, a 5-star Rated Company, services all of South Florida and is renowned for their proactive approach in combating mold growth and providing clients solutions to prevent any regrowth.
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