If you have concerns about mold growing in your brick chimney, and if you are wondering what you can do to prevent this from happening, the following tips can be of use to you.
Because mold feeds not only on moisture, oxygen, and organic matter but also requires cool temperatures for its growth, you are normally left with possible ways of inhibiting mold growth. Of these four factors, moisture is the easiest for you to control when fighting mold. Find a way to control moisture, and you have found a way to control mold.
Tip 1 - Examine Your Chimney Often
Examine your chimney often for cracks, tree branches, and other debris that might provide shade and therefore prevent moisture from evaporating in your chimney. Remove any debris that might collect moisture.
Tip 2 – Make Repairs
When examining your chimney, if you find fissures or missing bricks, repair or replace these as soon as possible so that water does not pool becomes a fertile ground for mold.
Tip 3 – Purchase Mold Inhibitor Products
Use commercial products that can inhibit the growth of mold, such as a zinc strip. Also, you can apply a sealer which will keep your chimney free of moisture and thus reduce the potential for mold growth.