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Mold in the garage - the health hazard lurks here

Mold in the garage can be removed by a specialist. © Maler.org

Garages are usually uninsulated and unheated rooms. Therefore, mold in the garage is not uncommon. Due to the relative coolness, especially in the cold and wet season, a lot of moisture can condense on the walls. This condensation promotes the growth of the mold. Since household items that are rarely used are often stored in the garage, you should also regularly check the corners and behind boxes and boxes to see whether there have been any damp spots on the masonry - if necessary with an external light source, the garage should not have any lighting.

Mold in the garage and its causes

When building a garage, the same standards are generally not used as when building a house. They are not insulated and mostly not plastered on the inside. Prefabricated garages often only have simple walls that only keep out the cold to a limited extent and also cannot properly transport the moisture that arises in the garage. So mold in the garage is not uncommon. If you have discovered mold on the wall, it is advisable to hire a specialist, such as a mold consultant or a painter who specializes in mold control, to remove it. He will first determine the cause of the mold. This can be damage to the garage roof, for example, or water penetrating from below that soaks the masonry. Such damage should of course first be professionally removed so that the mold remediation that takes place afterwards is also permanently successful. The professional can also determine the type of fungus that led to the mold in the garage. It is possible that brown mold, white, black or dry mold has attacked the garage.

Mold in the garage must be combated

After carefully analyzing the causes and the type of infestation, the most important thing is of course to get rid of the mold in the garage. Because the car exhaust fumes can repeatedly blow up mold spores into the air we breathe, which can then even get into the car interior via the ventilation and then settle there. As a rule, the painter will combat the mold infestation by restoring the dampened area and, if necessary, applying a mold-inhibiting lime plaster, such as StoMiral lime from Sto. Mold in the garage is no longer an issue.