spray foam insulation

Why Is Spray Foam Helpful to Prevent Mould?

Most people realize that a mould infestation can cause serious health problems. It causes coughing, sneezing and serious issues like lung cancer. Beyond the health risks, removal and remediation of mould are both costly and stressful. Make use of spray foam insulation to avoid such issues. It is a very effective technique to prevent moisture from entering your home and mould to form. We at O'Reilly Brothers are experts in installing spray foam insulation to prevent mould.

We are a family-owned and operated business offering quality insulation services since 1967. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and quality services. In this blog, we hope to make you aware of the importance of spray foam in preventing mould.

Why You Should Use Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation is the result of the chemical combination between two types of composite materials called isocyanate and polyurethane. When combined, these materials will chemically react to each other, and the combined result will harden to expand. During the installation, the materials will be sprayed from a foam gun, expanding as a protective layer over the desired areas.

Spray Foam Insulation in Preventing Mould

Mould needs three things to grow: warmth, moisture and a food source. When the weather is warm, humid air comes in touch with cool surfaces. It condenses and builds up moisture resulting in mould growth. The building materials in a building can act as the ideal food source for mould.

Most buildings suffer from air leakage, which allows the mix of cool and warm air, resulting in unwanted moisture presence – majorly in places such as basement and attic. Prevention is the best way to stop mould from forming.

Spray foam insulation is the only insulation method that can completely seal a space. When spray foam insulation is installed correctly, an airtight barrier will be created that stops air leakage. Once applied, all gaps, holes and cracks will be completely sealed.

Also, spray foam insulation doesn't attract mould as a product like other insulation materials. It will not rust, rot or deteriorate, and this means an area sprayed with foam insulation will not become a source of food for mould. So spray foam installation is an ideal option for spaces such as garage, basement and attic.

Spray foam insulation also does more than insulate. It also controls indoor condensation and humidity, preventing mould from growing.

Do You Need Mould Removal Services?

O'Reilly Brothers provides insulation and abatement solutions throughout Ottawa and its surrounding areas. Our qualified and experienced professionals will be glad to help you identify the areas affected by mould and its removal.

Call us to learn more about how we can help you with our insulation and abatement services.