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Mold Damage Cleanup in Hackettstown, NJ and Role Played by Ventilation in Preventing Mold Growth

July 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Mold can cause a lot of damage to your home, destroy the things it grows upon, looks very unsightly, and threatens the health and wellbeing of everyone in the home. In such circumstances it becomes necessary to hire a firm for mold damage cleanup in Hackettstown, NJ and throughout northern New Jersey so the root cause of the mold problem can be analyzed and corrected and mold remediation performed as quickly as possible.

Our aim here is to look into the role of ventilation in preventing mold growth and the different types of ventilation which you can utilize.

Role of Ventilation in Preventing Mold Growth

Ventilation plays an important role in controlling moisture and humidity, which are the root causes of mold growth. Let‘s look at different ventilation systems which can be used for controlling moisture in your home.

Natural Ventilation

Natural ventilation does not rely on the use of fans for moving outdoor air in and out of the home. As such, the rate of ventilation achieved largely depends upon:

  • Distribution and size of openings (such as windows) in your home
  • Level of pressure differences (which refers to difference in temperature between outdoor and indoor air, building’s height, and wind pressure)

What Are the Different Types of Natural Ventilation?

You can set up different types of natural ventilation in your building such as:

  • Single Sided Ventilation: Air enters as well as leaves from the same side
  • Cross Flow Ventilation: Air enters from one side and exits from opposite side

Mechanical Ventilation

In mechanical ventilation, the rate of air flow can be maintained in any type of weather condition. In addition, it also becomes possible to make the building airtight and reduce energy losses due to uncontrolled escape and/or permeation of air.

What Are the Different Types of Mechanical Ventilation?

  • Mechanical Exhaust Ventilation: The good thing about this type of ventilation is that it prevents condensation and creates small amounts of negative pressure in your house, which in turn stops migration of moisture into all the external walls.
  • Mechanical Supply and Exhaust Ventilation: In this system the air supply is channeled through fans and ducts and exhausted from bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.

Hybrid Ventilation

As the name suggests, hybrid ventilation consists of natural as well as mechanical ventilation:

  • It may contain an extract fan installed in an extract duct used for natural ventilation
  • The natural ventilation is utilized as climatic conditions permit, and when conditions become unfavorable, the mechanical system is used

If you are facing mold problems and need someone to perform mold damage cleanup in Hackettstown, NJ and across northern New Jersey, contact ServiceMaster Metropolitan for the task. Our experts follow stringent mold remediation standards and ensure the underlying problem causing the mold growth is addressed and repaired as required.

Just give us a call at (855) 560-7999. Our technicians will come to your home to analyze the mold problem, determine the cause, and create a thorough and safe remediation plan.


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