Soffit and fascia mold development does not appear to follow any predictable pattern, unlike growth in other areas of your home. One home may have significant mold growth while the next-door neighbour’s house looks pristine.
Despite these discrepancies, mold growth is determined by two variables: paint quality and settling dust.
PAINT QUALITY Unfortunately, latex paint provides an ideal environment for mold growth. Paint producers use several antifungal ingredients to fight this, with varying degrees of success.
DUST The second factor, settled dust, can also have a significant impact on mold development rates. When a small coating of dust settles on the paint, this happens.
On vertical and even overhanging surfaces, this can happen. Unfortunately, even settled dust can serve as a feeding supply for mold, effectively negating the anti-fungal paint’s usefulness.
HOW IS MOLD GROWTH REMOVED
FROM SOFFITS AND FASCIA?
Mold removal from your soffit and fascia takes a little more time and work.
The good news is, there is little risk of altering the indoor air quality because it is outside the home’s conditioned airspace. To remove mold, spray the soffit and fascia with a solution and scrub it with a stiff adjustable brush. After treatment with store-bought cleansers or a homemade solution of dish soap and vinegar, soffit and fascia mold will usually disappear or considerably lessen.
HOW TO PREVENT MOLD GROWTH FROM
RETURNING TO THE SOFFITS AND FASCIA?
It can be difficult to keep mold from returning indefinitely. Cleaning using the hand scrubbing method or pressure washing regularly, as well as chemical treatments, can help in detering mold from growing. Additionally, there are exterior grade paints with mold growth warranties. Visit your local paint shop to see if they have some in stock.
WHEN TO CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS
Mold removal from your soffit and fascia takes a little more time and work. If you leave mold on your fascia or soffit, it will not only look bad, but it will also cause your fascia or soffit to decay. Furthermore, it may lead to the rotting of your roof’s timber. If your home is in need of a deep clean, make an appointment with us today to avoid serious damage. Visit our social media pages to see how we remove mold and mildew from soffits, fascia and siding!