Mold is all around us. It can’t be avoided. A home in the desert can have a mold problem as easily as one in New York. So, contrary to popular belief, you can still experience a mold problem even if you have never experienced a water leak or flood.
If you doubt it, just leave a slice of bread lying around, even in the refrigerator. After some time, you’ll start noticing a fuzzy coat. That’s mold!
When mold is present in your outdoor breathing air, it can pose a serious health hazard. It can cause serious physical symptoms that range from uncomfortable to dangerous, including:
Mildew – Problem with Industrial Paints
When choosing paint, you need to consider a few factors. Your paint option should not only focus on the budget or color but should also depend on the performance of the paint.
From mildew-resistant coating to anti-corrosive paint, there are various options available on the market.
Paints that are resistant to mildew are often used in areas where the environment is damp. Mildew is a thin whitish coating consisting of minute fungal hyphae, growing on plants or damp organic materials such as paper.
So, what causes mildew? Well, for starters, paint has nothing to do with it. Instead, it’s caused by the presence of moisture in the environment. As such, most areas, especially those that get little to no sunlight, are prone to mildew.
Mildew can also grow on paint that is applied on a contaminated surface consisting of mold. Mildew also greatly interferes with adhesion and can cause other paint failures as well.
While mildew is easily visible, the following are a few ways to identify it.
How to Prevent & Fix Problems Related to Mildew Using Epoxy
An epoxy coating will help prevent the growth of mildew on a surface. Ideally, you want to apply it to areas that are exposed to high levels of humidity and dampness, such as the basement or crawl space.
Epoxy coatings are renowned for their impressive mechanical properties, such as chemical resistance, abrasion, durability, and hardness. These qualities make it such an ideal protective material for components even in tough industrial settings.
Aside from helping you prevent mold and mildew; an epoxy coating can also benefit your property in a myriad of ways.
There you have it. Tips on how you can use epoxy to prevent mold. If you still need more help, please seek professional help from a qualified mold remediation company to evaluate the extent of the mold contamination in your home.