How Do You Check For Mold Damage In Stucco?
Stucco is a mixture of lime, sand, and cement, and it’s a building element useful for its low cost, versatility, and durability. Stucco can have various textures from very rough and bumpy to as fine as plaster.
Mold growing on or inside stucco walls can cause serious problems. Checking for mold damage in stucco is great but the sooner you treat and identify the mold the longer your stucco will last and look classy. And prevention is key.
How to Identify Mold Damage in Stucco
Mold damage in stucco can present itself as black, green, brown, or dark streaks, and patches, or fuzzy stains.
You should check around your gutters, doors, and windows, and along the foundation of your walls. Mold stays in damp places and often where there is a lot of plant material which it feeds on.
We advise you to keenly check behind and around any trees, flowers, and bushes that grow close to your house.
When to Call a Specialist
If the mold on stucco resists bleaching, and keeps coming back when you are doing prevention efforts, or your stucco has numerous cracks and streaks it is the right time to contact a professional.
When you notice that your stucco has started to deteriorate, you can be sure that some damage has happened. All that you need at this time is to call a specialist for a moisture examination to check the specific extent of damage in the stucco.
If mold penetrates between the framing and exterior of your house, then this can result in structural damage. In some cases, it can spread to the interior of your house where it can trigger asthma and allergies.
Stucco is beautiful and durable in all climates.
Stucco is our business. If you suspect your stucco has mold damage, contact us and let us fix it for you.
Choice Stucco Ltd. provides quality stucco application and repair to residential, strata, and commercial properties throughout the greater-Vancouver area. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about stucco, please call us at (604) 614-7552.