Mold growth is a common problem in homes throughout the Charleston area. It’s costly to remove and can have ill effects on your health. One of the best ways to deal with mold is to prevent it from growing in the first place. In new buildings and those undergoing major remodeling, one option is FortiCel™.
At IBP Charleston, we’re proud to offer FortiCel as a way to prevent mold in homes, offices, commercial buildings and other structures for up to 25 years.
We offer FortiCel installation throughout the Charleston area and a full line of residential and commercial insulation services. With our extensive experience, skilled installers and commitment to quality, you can benefit from professional results with every installation.
Do you need a dependable, cost-effective way to prevent mold in your new residential or commercial building project?
Call IBP Charleston today at (888) 907-3090 or contact us online to learn more about FortiCel and its suggested applications.
Why Is Mold Such a Concern?
Mold spores are constantly around us, and most types are relatively harmless, but a few species can be quite dangerous to human health.
Once the more dangerous types of mold colonize an area and begin to release spores, the effects to those nearby can range from minor irritation of the eyes, nose and throat to serious allergy or asthma symptoms, or even major illnesses like lung infections or central nervous system damage.
With mold’s ability to cause serious, long-lasting health problems, it’s important to prevent its growth indoors or control it whenever possible.
How FortiCel Works
FortiCel is a liquid coating made by CertainTeed that is sprayed onto the structure of a building before insulation and any finished surfaces are installed. It’s an environmentally friendly coating that prevents mold growth and the damage it can cause for up to 25 years.
For the best results, the coating should be applied evenly to structural components until it reaches a thickness of 1 Mil (0.001 inches) wet. It can be applied to most types of residential and commercial building products, including:
- Steel studs
- Floor joists
Call IBP Charleston today at (888) 907-3090 or contact us online to learn more about the FortiCel application process.
The Benefits of FortiCel for Your Charleston Property
When you protect your Charleston home or business with FortiCel, you can expect these benefits:
- Reduced mold growth: FortiCel virtually stops all mold growth on critical structural components, which helps protect the rest of the building.
- Improved air quality: With less mold, there will be fewer mold spores and better indoor air quality.
- Fewer health concerns: By eliminating most problems with mold, you can avoid the illnesses and irritation it can cause.
- Fewer structural problems: Some fungal species can attack and weaken wood framing, so you can prevent structural problems in your home or business by eliminating mold.
Contact us today or call (888) 907-3090 to learn more about the benefits of FortiCel for your Charleston home or business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is FortiCel typically applied?
FortiCel can be used to treat wood within homes — usually in attics and subfloors — that has mold growing on the surface. During construction, FortiCel can also be applied to the wood framing of the home prior to sheetrock.
How do I test for mold in my home?
It’s possible to use a store-bought test to check for mold yourself. However, these tests aren’t always thorough or accurate. The best way to test for mold in your home is to hire a professional mold inspector for the most accurate results.
IBP Charleston can perform a visual inspection to determine if there’s mold growth. If so, we’ll suggest a FortiCel treatment.
What causes mold to grow?
Mold loves moisture of any kind, which means anything from a minor roof leak to a burst pipe can provide the ideal breeding ground for mold spores. Even humidity can be an issue, especially in a region as humid as South Carolina.
Bathrooms, kitchens and basements are prime locations for mold growth, but mold can grow anywhere.
How do I get rid of black mold?
Small amounts of black mold can be cleaned using store-bought or DIY solutions. If you notice small amounts of black mold in your bathroom or basement, you could use a household bleach cleaner to remove it.
But black mold can return or spread quickly, so it’s best to hire a professional for mold treatment.
Choose IBP Charleston for Mold Prevention Service in Charleston
Avoid the costs, structural concerns and health problems of mold with the help of our team at IBP Charleston. Our FortiCel installations offer easy, cost-effective protection for all your commercial or residential properties, and it’s backed by CertainTeed’s 25-year warranty.
Call (888) 907-3090 or contact us online to schedule your FortiCel installation in Charleston today.