There’s nothing on earth quite like living in a sleepy mountain town in California. There’s always something to do. From hiking and fishing during warmer weather, to skiing, sledding, and snowboarding when winter weather strikes. It’s the perfect balance of fun for homeowners and nature lovers alike.

When you build or buy in this part of the state, however, you might want to consider adding a whole house fan to your list of must-have items for your home. Here are just a few benefits they offer homes in the California mountains whether you’re living in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Cascade Range, the Santa Monica Mountains, the Santa Ynez Mountains, or one of the coastal mountain ranges.

Draw Fresh Mountain Air into Your Home
For most of the year, the weather is comfortable enough that you won’t even think about ways to cool your mountain home off. It simply won’t be necessary. That doesn’t mean your home couldn’t use a little fresh air. In fact, it may need a little more than you realize. According to the EPA, the air inside your home could be anywhere from two to five and as much as up to 100 times more harmful than the air outside.

Whole house fans use open windows on the lower levels of your home to draw fresh air into your home while pushing old, stale, and sometimes toxic, air out through rooftop vents. It helps to improve the air quality inside your home while also helping you shake off the cobwebs and stale odors winter leaves behind.

Keeps things Crisp and Cool on Mild Summer Days
One great thing about whole house fans is that they help you minimize your need for air conditioning. In fact, in most mountain areas, depending on your particular elevation, it could eliminate your need for air conditioning altogether. Anytime the air outside your home is cooler than the air inside your home, you can use your whole house fan to cool your inside air by pushing warmer air out, through attic vents, and drawing cooler air in through open windows.

Not only can it help to relieve the heat from cooking after a day of fishing in fresh mountain lakes, it also helps to remove the odors, so they don’t linger inside your home (a little added bonus for you).

Many people who live in the mountains of California are bona fide nature lovers. You’ll be glad to know that operating a whole house fan to regulate the temperature inside your home requires much less energy than operating an air conditioner, adding to the benefits these fans deliver.

Contact us here at WholeHouseFan.com at 1-888-229-5757 to learn more about the benefits of using a whole house fan in your mountain home. Our office is right here in Valencia, California.

Green technology is increasingly popular among home buyers today. In fact, adopting certain green technologies in your home not only makes your home more comfortable for you, but also increases the value of your home when you decide to sell. These seven specific green technologies can add value and comfort to your home.

1—Install Solar Tubes
These solar tube “lights” allow you to light up dark areas of your home without flipping a switch. They provide abundant, and surprisingly powerful daytime lighting for often underlit areas in your home, such as:

Utility/Laundry rooms
Walk-in closets
Bathrooms
Kitchens

Essentially any area in your home where you would otherwise need additional lighting to use effectively during the daytime can benefit from the installation of solar tube lighting. More importantly, it costs considerably less than traditional skylights for the home and provides a more powerful light source. This helps you save big money on utility bills and can be a massive selling point with prospective buyers.


2—Install a Whole House Fan
Another massively cost-effective green upgrade you can make is to install a whole house fan. This fan allows you to not only cool your home more efficiently and inexpensively. It also helps you to improve the air quality inside your home. Other benefits of whole house fans include the following:

Draw pollutants out of your home.
Help remove moisture from your home.
Filter pollen and dust from the air.
Reduce cooling costs.
Improve the life span of air conditioning units.
Lower reliance on other energy resources.

Big benefits to consider for the relatively inexpensive costs of adding a whole house fan to your home.


3—Switch to Programmable Thermostats
This alone can help you shave huge costs from your monthly utility bills. GreenHome.com suggests that it can help you cut your heating and cooling costs by up to $150 per year, paying for itself within the first year. You get added points if you install app-controlled thermostats new buyers can control with their phones.


4—Go Tankless for Water Heating
Tankless water heaters are a bit of an investment that can pay off big with energy savings. Because you’re not heating a large tank full of water the water heats up faster and costs less to heat. It also helps to reduce water waste making it an even greener consideration.


5—Landscape With Water-Efficient Plants
Landscaping is ideal for added curb appeal. Unfortunately, perfectly green lawns and gardens are water hogs. Choose native plants that require little additional watering to maintain their color, add rain barrels to collect water, and use smart irrigation systems to detect leaks and conserve water.


6—Add Energy Efficient Windows
According to Energy Star, replacing old windows with new windows that are Energy Star certified can help reduce energy costs by 12 percent. More importantly, the reduced consumption of energy helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, creating cleaner air for all.


7—Install Low-Flow Toilets and Showerheads
Water waste is a growing concern worldwide. This is especially the case in many states facing severe water shortages and extended drought conditions. Installing low-flow toilets and shower heads uses as little as half the water of traditional equipment. Modern options are far superior to earlier incarnations providing a similar experience to standard showerheads and toilets.

Seven fixes you can make to your home that will add value and make your home a far friendly place for Mother Earth.

If you’re wanting to install a whole house fan in your home, give us a call at 1.888.229.5757 or take a look at our selection of whole house fans here.

Indoor air quality is the quality of air in your home, office, school or another building. The possible effect indoor air quality can have on human health can be notable. One reason especially is individuals in the U.S. spend around 90 percent on average of their time inside where pollutant concentrations are frequently two to five times higher than the normal outdoor pollutant concentrations.

But, which indoor pollutants do you need to be concerned about?

Indoor Pollutants that Affect Air Quality
There are many types of indoor pollutants that can impact your indoor air quality. Some include:

Carbon Monoxide: A colorless, odorless gas that heaters and appliances that burn oil, natural gas, kerosene, wood or propane produce. It’s also a huge component of car exhaust.

Radon: A colorless, odorless radioactive gas derived from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. It may seep through a home’s floors, walls and foundations through cracks. You also can find it in water.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): This is made of over 3,800 various chemical compounds.

Molds: Needs moisture to grow and can often be found in refrigerators, damp basements, mattresses, air conditioners, carpeting, behind walls (if there is a chronic water leak), under ceiling panels and humidifiers.

Pesticides: Residues of certain pesticides volatize after applying and could concentrate at floor level.

Solvents: Household cleaners, glues, arts and crafts supplies, degreasers, flooring, furniture, particle board and “off-gassing from new carpet installation.

Some pollutants can cause health issues like headaches, sore eyes, burning noses and so forth. Some can have long-term health repercussions, while others can exacerbate health problems like allergies and asthma. Therefore, it’s important to keep your indoor air as clean as possible.

How  a Whole House Fan Can Control Indoor Air Pollutants
A whole house fan can help improve indoor air quality by drawing the outdoor air in. It eliminates indoor air pollutants and stale indoor air. Ventilation from whole house fans can also help limit indoor moisture build-up, which as you know contributes to mold growth.

Whole house fans are not only designed to create better cooling, ventilation and air circulation, they also are very effective and energy-efficient. While there are various forms of whole house fans, they often have filters, helping to keep outdoor air pollutants from getting into homes. So, you’re provided with better indoor air quality while keeping out outdoor pollutants.

Review our selection of whole house fans, then give us a call at 1.888.229.5757 if you have any questions.

When the weather is hot, your home’s cooling system can become your best friend. Therefore, it’s only natural you’d want to get it ready for summer. Below you’ll find five ways to prepare your cooling system so it cools your home effectively, keeping you comfortable during the hot season.

  1. Replace the Filters
    You’ll want to replace or clean your filters more often during the summertime, at least once a month. When your filters are clean, it keeps them properly working, helping to avoid unexpected breakdowns.

 

  1. Clean your Outdoor Unit
    Leaves, branches and other debris can find their way into your outdoor HVAC system during the winter and spring. It’s important the coils are checked to ensure they’re clean and nothing is blocking or obstructing your system. Before you clean your unit, be sure the power is off. Move any yard items or garden tools a minimum of two to three feet away from the system.

 

  1. Seal Air Leaks
    Sealing air leaks in your house can increase your air conditioner’s efficiency. Caulk around windows and doors, replace deteriorating weather stripping and seal around plumbing fixtures and exterior electrical outlets.

    Leaky ductwork can reduce your cooling system’s energy efficiency, so you’ll want to make sure you have a HVAC professional come in to perform a pressure test to see if your AC system’s ductwork is wasting money and energy. Get rid of leaks and improve your AC system’s performance and efficiency by having these professionals insulate and seal your ducts.

 

  1. Check the Drain Line
    Excess moisture is drained when your air conditioning system is operating. You should check this drain line periodically to ensure there are no blockages.  To check the drain line, while your AC is running, look to see if there is water coming out of the outdoor drain. If you don’t see any, it could be a sign your drain line is clogged.

 

  1. Hire a Professional Now
    If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t have the expertise or experience to identify and repair a problem with the innovative home cooling systems today. You’ll want to hire a certified HVAC professional who has this expertise and training to diagnose problems and quickly repair them.

    Make note, HVAC professionals tend to be busy in the summer, spending a great deal of time responding to calls. So, you’ll want to contact them before the summer hits to come out and inspect your system to ensure it’s operating at peak efficiency.

Another way to keep your home cool and save money and energy is by installing and using a whole house fan instead of your air conditioning system. These work best in moderate climates and will give your AC unit a break.

 

Gutters are an important part of the well-being of your home. They help control rainwater flow, protecting your walls, roof, landscape and foundation. When your gutter is clogged with sticks, leaves and other debris, it can cause water damage to your home’s interior or exterior. It can also cause a leaky roof.

Contractors say clogged gutters also make the perfect home for things like:

Rodents
Pests
Honeycombs from bees
Mold

And, if you don’t clean out your gutters, it can cost you a lot of money. So, it’s a good idea to know the signs it’s time to clean your gutters.

  1. You Spot Birds or Pests by Your Roof
    If you’re seeing pests or animals scampering around your gutters, it can indicate the gutters are clogged.  And, while you can find just about any type of bugs in your gutters, the problem arises when you begin noticing squirrels, rats, snakes and mice in them. Things like droppings and unhatched eggs can block drainage areas.
  1. Plants are Growing in Your Gutters
    Lots of dirt can get washed into your gutters from your roof. This dirt can turn into an ideal soil layer for plants like:

Grasses
Flowers
Weeds

Seeds can get into your gutters from being washed from your roof during a storm or blown by the wind, and many can take root and start to sprout.

  1. Your Gutters are Sagging
    Sagging gutters are an indication you have clogged gutters. Your gutters can begin bending in the middle and sag, making them ineffective in carrying water away from the house.
  1. You Notice Water Spills Over the Sides
    If you start to see water spilling out of your gutters over the sides, like a waterfall, that’s a dead giveaway your gutters are clogged from rain. The blockage can force the rainwater over your gutters’ sides, resulting in costly water-related damages. For instance, it can cause your basement to flood during a rain storm.
  1. Birds Are Nesting in Your Gutters
    It’s not simply four-legged creatures and insects that are attracted to dirty gutters. Often various types of birds will see clogged cutters as a ready source of nesting material.

Basically, ensuring your gutters aren’t clogged can save your home from different types of damage and save you the headache of costly repairs. While you’re cleaning your gutters, find out about your roof too ― does it need repaired or replaced. Is your attic fan in good repair? Things like this are just as important for your home.

 

Many people who have a two-car garage only have room to park one of their vehicles, or they can’t park either of them inside due to clutter. If you’re like most people, you can’t do without your car. So, why keep it parked outdoors where it’s exposed to UV exposure damage, tree sap and bird droppings?

You can keep it much cleaner and even prolong its life by storing it in your garage. But first, you need to organize your garage. Garage organization isn’t a one-size-fits all project. Because of this, below are some tips you can follow to organize your garage.

  1. Make a Plan
    Before you start trying to organize your garage, create a cleaning plan and assign jobs. A plan of attack will help you stay on task and get the job done.
  2. Assign a Whole Day or a Whole Weekend for your Garage Organization
    Organizing and cleaning your garage will take you several hours. So, you’ll want to designate some time for it.
  3. Place Wire Shelving in Your Garage
    Maximize the storage space in your garage easily and quickly with easy and inexpensive shelves, hooks and baskets.
  4. Use Bins
    The simplest way of gaining extra space is by using a storage system. Try a rolling workbench, lockers and plastic bins.
  5. Use a Paint Station
    Use a steel pegboard to store your rollers, brushes and tape so they’re easy to access when it comes time to tackle your next paint project. When painting inside your garage, be sure to utilize a garage exhaust fan.
  6. Sort Through Your Items
    Before you place your items back into your garage, sort through them first and create a few piles: throw away, keep and donate.
  7. Designate Spots for Toys or Bikes
    Create a “parking spot” for your bikes and toys. Bike hooks and activity organizers are great for getting your bikes and toys off the floor.
  8. Organize Your Cleaning Supplies
    Finding a location for your cleaning supplies can be challenging. Try using an organizer to keep your brooms and mops out of your way.
  9. Take Advantage of Storage Bins
    If you have no floor space, trying using overhead storage bins to organize your items above your head.
  10. Use Vertical Space
    Don’t rely on shelving alone to store your items. You have all sorts of extra space to work with throughout your garage. Ceiling areas that aren’t along your garage door’s track make great spaces for hanging sports equipment like surfboards and kayaks. You can make use of open wall space for storing lawn care equipment, tools and miscellaneous supplies like screws and nails, reusable shopping bags, pencils, tape and travel items.

Spring is a great time to organize your garage. Get started today! And if you’re looking to install a garage exhaust fan, take a look at the Quiet Cool GA ES-1500 Exhaust Fan, which is considered by many the most energy-efficient garage exhaust fan on the market today.

 

Spring is here! After a long cold winter, it is time to bring a little spring into you home. These are 20 ways you can make your home feel and look like spring.

  1. Decorate with fresh flowers. Not only do they bring little pops of color into every room of your home. They smell delicious too.
  2. Clean with lemon scented cleaners. There’s just something about the smell of lemons that is warm and sunny, like spring.
  3. Switch to lighter fabrics. This holds true for throw pillows and bedding alike. These lighter fabrics seem to signify spring to all.
  4. Use a whole house fan. Opening the windows on the lower floor of your home then drawing fresh, clean spring air in, while pushing stale winter out with a whole house fan is the perfect cure for your winter blues.
  5. Change your curtains. Look for curtains that allow light in as the days get longer.
  6. Engage in some heavy duty spring cleaning. This is the most effective way to clear out the last cobwebs of winter. Literally.
  7. Put away the winter essentials. It’s one thing to leave a few throws or sweaters around; but get rid of the heavy blankets and parkas.
  8. Switch your bathroom linens. Go for lighter brighter, spring colors instead of darker winter colors.
  9. Bring in a little festive greenery. Not only can this make your home smell fresh and clean, it also livens up your entire home.
  10. Add a spring wreath to your front door. It’s not just the inside of your home that needs a little spring love. Make your front door bright and cheery too.
  11. Add a few mirrors to your living spaces. Not only will they help to reflect the light and brightness of spring, they also spread cheer to the darker corners of your rooms making them look much larger and more inviting.
  12. Reduce clutter. This helps to make visual space feel even bigger and can reinvigorate rooms that have felt more like caves all winter long.
  13. Open your curtains. It is great to change to lighter draperies and window treatments for spring. It’s even better to open them up and let the light shine fully in.
  14. Rearrange your living room. Moving things around can help you clean out in the dark spaces behind your furniture and give your entire room a fresh new look for spring.
  15. Use natural fragrances throughout your home. Skip the heavily chemical-laden scented candles and air fresheners. Use fresh flowers, plants, greenery, and essential oils to fragrance your home instead.
  16. Apply a fresh coat of paint to your walls. For the sake of keeping your home fresh and clean smelling this spring, use low or no VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and consider using your whole house fan while painting to avoid any possible off-gassing or paint fumes.
  17. Organize your closets. Nothing says spring like the shift from winter wear to chic spring fashions. Make sure your closet is springtime ready.
  18. Consider giving dark drab furniture a fresh spring makeover with lighter, brighter colors instead.
  19. Swap out your lampshades. It’s amazing what something as simple as changing a lampshade can do for the brightness of your room.
  20. Light up your outdoor living spaces too. More and more people are transforming their back decks into gathering places. Make yours fit for day or night with fun, festive lights.

It doesn’t take huge steps to transform your home for spring. These are great ways to do just that.

Spring has sprung, and eager beavers anxiously awaiting its grand arrival are desperately in the mood to clean house so they can get out, about, and enjoying the warmer weather once summer is here.

One of the most important spring cleaning tasks, one that often gets overlooked, is cleaning your home’s fans. Not only will annual cleaning help your fans operate more efficiently, extending their usefulness by years; it will also help reduce the allergens and microbes your fans spread throughout your home. These tips will help you get your fans in ship shape this spring and beyond.

Whole House Fans
Always turn your whole house fan off before you begin working on it. Use a brush and/or vacuum on the screens where air intake and flow occurs to remove dust and debris that may interfere with the airflow and force your whole house fan to work harder than necessary.

Table, Floor, and Window Fans
Be safe rather than sorry by turning off and unplugging these types of fans before you begin cleaning them. Annual cleaning helps these fans operate more efficiently though if your fan blades seem to attract dust buildup, pet hair, etc. you may want to at least dust the blades more often. To clean the motor, consider blowing compressed air into the motor to get dust and other debris out and avoid clogging up the works.

For the blades you will first need to remove the covering on the front of your fan. Then take a damp cloth with your favorite household cleaner (vinegar also works wonders for this type of task) and wipe each blade individually. Once your blades are clean, wipe down the plastic parts surrounding the blades for good measure then replace the covering and you’re done!

Ceiling Fans
Some people prefer to be more thorough than others when cleaning ceiling fans, detailing them with the same degree of attention provided to automobile interiors by used car lots. If that is your preference, you’ll love this guide for spring cleaning your ceiling fan.

If you want something a little quicker and easier to accomplish, you can wipe the blades of your ceiling fan with a cloth that is very slightly damp with all-purpose cleaner then dry them completely before moving on to address the light fixtures on your fan. Remove the light fixtures or globes and allow them to cool completely before rinsing them with water and dishwashing liquid. Dawn works wonders to remove dust, debris, and unknown residues on your fixtures. Allow them to dry completely before re-attaching them to your ceiling fans.

Simple solutions often work best for these quick and easy tips and tactics for spring cleaning the fans in your home.

Spring begins on March 20th, and for many people, it’s the start of their spring allergies. More than 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies, and over eight percent experience hayfever, such as an allergic reaction to pollen, according to John Hopkins Medicine and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American.

Rather than going outdoors and enjoying the world outside after a long winter, you’re stuck inside, miserable and afraid to venture beyond the borders of your own property where countless allergens await. Even worse is the fact that friends and family come into your home and bring the allergens with them on the soles of the shoes, grinding them into your carpets where they linger. And linger.

There is help for your spring allergy pain, though, in the form of a whole house fan. These are just a few great ways your whole house fan can help you find relief from the allergy pain that spring seems to bring each year.

Brings an Abundance of Fresh Air Into Your Home
This is especially the case if you invest in Pollentec (or similar) window screens that block 99.9 percent of air pollutants from coming in through your windows. It means you are drawing fresh air into your home while expelling the pollen and allergen riddled air, such as grass pollen and ragweed, that has been prevalent out of your home.

Controls Pollutants Inside Your Home
One of the problems with allergies is that they exacerbate or build on other symptoms to become something worse than seasonal misery. For instance, it doesn’t take much upper respiratory distress to transform an uncomfortable allergic episode into a massive sinus infection that takes weeks, if not months, to overcome.

Eliminating these pollutants reduces your exposure and helps strengthen your immune response so you are able to reduce the risks of worsening your spring allergies.

Whole house fans can be instrumental tools for helping to eliminate the amount of pollen, dust, and other allergens in the air inside your home. They also help to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can trigger intense allergy symptoms and asthma episodes, requiring increased usage of rescue medications and an increase in emergency department visits upon exposure.

Helps to Reduce Moisture in Your Home
Moisture, and the resulting mold and mildew can be huge allergy triggers, especially if you’re dealing with a lot of spring showers. They may be great for flowers, not so much for keeping homes dry inside and out. Whole house fans also draw moisture out along with the other nasty things lurking inside your home reducing allergy risks all the while.

By helping to remove various VOCs from the air inside your home, whole house fans offer spring allergy sufferers an opportunity to enjoy the air inside your home much better and to find relief from the endless hours of misery that usually correspond with the changing of seasons.

Spring is time for many home improvement projects, and your roof is one to evaluate and consider whether it falls into this category. As a homeowner, there will be several instances in which you’ll have to make difficult decisions regarding maintenance such as: when to replace or repair the roof.

Of course, there’s nothing like having a solid roof over your head, after all, it’s essential for a warm, dry, and cozy home. However, some home improvement projects aren’t cut and dry. So how do you know whether it’s time to invest in a new roof or simply repair it?

Can My Damaged Roof Be Repaired?
Replacing an entire roof can be very expensive. That’s why many homeowners opt to have their roof patched up in deteriorating areas or roof over existing shingles rather than tearing down the pre-existing roof.  When deciding whether to make repairs or re-roof it’s always best to consult a professional contractor.

Cracked shingles due to wind damage can typically be repaired without having to launch an extensive roofing project. If the damage is allocated to one area, torn or cracked shingles can be easily removed and new ones slipped into place.

However, if the shingle damage is in a few different areas you can expect to have to reroof in the next five years. If there are only a few areas that need fixing, then it may be worth your while to just have patched up as opposed to replacing.

When Is It Time to Replace the Roof?
When deciding whether to replace or repair it’s important to analyze the long-term cost of repair. Just think. While patching up a leaky roof will spare you the hefty cost of replacing it,  you’ll likely save money in the long run by just biting the bullet and reroofing.

If your roof is over twenty years old and showing extensive signs of wear than replacement is the best option. Some indications that re-roofing is the best decision include:

The wear and age of the shingles
Your home’s susceptibility to further damage
The climate in the area.

Severe water damage or even the type of material the roof is made from are additional factors you’ll have to consider.

Once you’ve decided to replace a roof, the next decision the homeowner will have to whether you’ll have the new roof installed over the preexisting roof or tearing off the old one prior to the install. The homeowner will have to determine whether they should minimize costs by reroofing or removing the old one.

Whether having your roof repaired or replaced, it’s a great time to install an attic fan, such as the SmartAttic Roof Mount Fan. Not only can this fan keep your attic and home cooler, it can help extend the longevity of your repaired or replaced roof.

Many people consider home improvement projects aimed at improving their enjoyment of the home. However, some people do so with an eye toward the eventual reselling of the home in mind.

If this is the case, it’s important to explore which home improvements offer a better return on investment.  These are some worth considering, according to This Old House, for a positive improvement in resale value one year later.

Minor Kitchen Remodel
Spending $15,000 or less on a kitchen remodel can yield up to an 87 percent return on investment within one year while a major renovation, costing up to $40,000 delivers only an 80 percent ROI by comparison. Surprisingly enough, This Old House indicates that the addition of a home office offers one of the poorest ROIs at only 54 percent after one year.

Garage Door Replacement
Bankrate reports that a garage door replacement is another popular home improvement for offering an impressive ROI. This one exceeds all others mentioned so far with 98.3 percent of the costs recovered. Not only does it provide important curb appeal, but it also offers an opportunity to make your home even more energy efficient and your garage a safer place. Especially if you take the opportunity to install a garage exhaust fan while replacing your garage door.

Whole House Fan
Of course, not all investments in your home are things you can see. At least not without looking really hard for them. One such investment is the whole house fan. This is one investment that can be fully recouped within one to three years. Why is this so impressive? A whole house fan is an investment that helps pay for itself by offering greatly reduced utility rates. Of all the “green” investments you can make in your home, this one offers the greatest ROI, beating out the following:

— Solar, which takes 10 – 15 years to pay for itself.
— Low – E windows, which take 20 or more years to pay for themselves.
— High R-value insulation, which takes up to 15 years to pay for itself.
— Energy efficient air conditioning, which can take 10 to 15 years to pay for itself.


Other High Return Additions and Renovations
These include:

— Bathroom additions at 81 percent.
— Two-story addition at 83 percent.
— Family room addition at 78 percent.
— A deck at 75 percent.

Other additions in the lower 70’s include attic bedroom additions and master suite renovations or add-ons.

As you consider home renovation projects, weigh all the pros and cons and choose the one that offers you the greatest ROI and personal satisfaction alike.

You might not be entirely sure if there’s mold growing in your attic. Some tell-tale signs include the presence of musty smells throughout your home, as well as strange and blotchy-looking stains on your walls and wood. Although attic mold isn’t generally an immediate health concern, it still has the potential to damage your space by causing wood to rot, ruining your drywall, and more.

Why Mold Grows in Your Attic

A member of a huge family of fungi, mold grows anywhere there is organic material, moisture and oxygen present. As it reproduces via microscopic spores traveling through the air, it can quickly spread to many other places. Mold also affects your respiratory health as well as causing allergic reactions, so it’s imperative to keep this out of your attic for a whole host of reasons. If you’ve found signs of mold in your attic, you need to act quickly to stop it from spreading and causing severe damage.

How You Can Prevent Mold Growth in Your Attic

The easiest way to stop mold from growing in your attic space is to reduce or eliminate the level of moisture in the air. With this in mind, there are a few ways of preventing mold growth in your attic, including:

Concentrating on improving attic ventilation. You can do this by installing an attic fan as good ventilation is a crucial aspect of preventing mold. A fan keeps moist air moving, reducing build-up and helping keep your space mold free.

Checking your rain gutters. Ensure your gutters are channeling water away from your home so it doesn’t have the chance to seep through walls.

Examining your roof for leaks. A leaky roof equals a surefire way of having a mold problem. Examining your roof and checking for discoloration at the joints is imperative as this change of color shows an excess of moisture. Also, if you identify any areas that need repairing, do so as soon as possible to prevent mold from infiltrating your space.

These are just some of the ways you can prevent the growth of harmful mold in your attic. If you’re unsure about anything relating to mold within your home, always do your research and consult with a professional in the field if you feel you can’t handle the problem yourself. By working to eliminate these potential problems, you’ll find your home is healthier and safer, as well as your family.