Why Shore Homes Are More Likely To Have Mold

Jersey shore homes are more likely to have mold

The Jersey Shore is known for having some of the best beaches in the state and along the east coast. People travel from hours away just to enjoy a day at the beach with family. Many even live out of state and own summer homes in places like Long Beach Township and Sea Girt and Spring Lake.

Unfortunately, many people who own these homes are not aware of the heightened potential for mold growth at the shore. Why? What is the reason for a higher potential of mold growth living at the shore? As hard as it is to believe, yes, there is actually a down-side to living on the beach.

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Humidity is the amount of moisture present in the air at a given time. Anyone who has spent more then 3 seconds outside of their air-conditioned home or car at that jersey shore in the summer can tell you just how humid it is. Moisture is the key to mold growth. It is what feeds molds and is the driving force it needs along with a few others to replicate. 

What mold needs to grow…

  • Moisture/Humidity 60% Relative humidity or more
  • Oxygen
  • Organic food source… wood, paper, cellulose material
  • Time to grow, usually within 48 hours.

Most of our homes today are made of the perfect feeding material for mold, wood and paper. Add the food source to the extreme humidity of the Jersey Shore, then think of areas like your basements, crawl spaces and attics. These are usually places that are dark, lack sufficient air flow, and have lots of wood present. These areas are the perfect storm for mold growth. Do not worry there are things that you can do to help protect yourself from ever having the need for mold removal or remediation in your home. 

How Does This Affect Me And My Family?

Something to consider is with the increased potential for mold growth how does this affect me and my family. Crawl spaces and basements can feed up to 40% of the air we breathe in our homes. As the air temperature in the house increases and rises upward, it pulls air up from below your home. If your basement or crawl space has mold growth and elevated moisture it could be feeding that musty air filled with spores into the rest of your home, which in turn can make you or your loved ones sick. 

How To Protect Your Home At The Jersey Shore From Mold

The greatest tool any home owner will have to fight off the potential for mold in there home is dehumidification. Fighting off that moisture that can build up in, under or above your home is your greatest weapon to fight off mold growth. Control the moisture and you can control the mold growth.

Moisture proofing areas in your home is another tool to fight off these silent invaders. Vapor barriers, increased air flow, proper insulation procedures are necessary components to keeping the proper flow of air in, under, and above your home to stop the moisture content from ever getting to a point to allow mold growth. 

What If You Have Mold Growth Already?

If you have mold growth already or are unsure and want to check you home, that is where our team of professional mold inspectors and remediators come in. Our certified mold inspector can find the source of mold growth and come up with a plan to help combat the moisture issue in your home.

Our team of certified microbial remediators are trained to perform the industries highest standards for containing the mold growth in your home and performing mold removal tactics to keep you and your family safe. Basement mold removal and crawl space mold removal is nothing to worry about when you call our team of professionals at Mastertech Environmental Jersey Shore, serving the people of Ocean and Monmouth county.

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