Mold can grow almost anywhere there is moisture and organic material, such as in soil, on foods and plants, and in people’s homes and work environments. It can cause a variety of costly problems ranging from continual cleaning to keep a roof looking good to the need for remediation of mold in homes or buildings that can cost hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars.
Keeping mold from growing on surfaces in the first place can reduce maintenance costs and improve air quality and health by protecting people from exposure to mold. One of the safest and most effective methods of mold remediation is Synavax™ thermal insulation coating for homes and buildings.
A few key points that make our coatings more sustainable than other mold resistant paints you’ll see out there:
- Synavax™ coatings naturally prevent mold/mildew/fungi without toxic chemicals.
- Synavax™ coatings also provide energy saving insulation and are UV resistant, giving you multiple cost saving benefits in a single product.
- Synavax™ coatings are water-based, low odor, and low VOC.
- Synavax™ coatings are applied easily to multiple surfaces, such as walls, roofs, ceilings, ductwork, tanks, pipes, and other equipment surfaces.
4 Important Reasons to Use Our Mold Resistant Coatings in Your Home or Facility
Stopping mold from growing on surfaces is as easy as painting them with 2 to 3 coats of either CrystalShield™ roof coating or Energy Protect™ coating for buildings. Here’s why protecting those surfaces is important.
Air Quality/Health at Home
Mold can sneak up on you in a home without you even realizing it. One small leak at a window or dampness in a basement can cause the spread of mold spores. The first symptoms are usually health-related ones, such as upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheezing that can occur in otherwise healthy people.
The term “sick building syndrome” is a condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment. Mold is often cited as a key cause of poor indoor air quality in buildings, which causes sick building syndrome.
Increase Facility Cleanliness/Sanitation
Mold in facilities, especially those manufacturing or storing food and beverage products, can cause issues of contamination if mold begins to grow and spread. Many food processing plants can’t even insulate certain pipes and tanks due to the problem with traditional insulation acting as a breeding ground for mold.
Keep Surfaces Clean and Appealing
Beyond health and contamination issues, there is also the issue of the visual appeal of a home or building being marred by mold growth. In many mold-prone climates, home and building owners have to pay annually to have mold cleaned from roofs and building exteriors just to keep their structures looking good and mold from eating away at the building materials over time.