Mold needs four things to grow: oxygen, water, a temperature between 5ºC and 40ºC, and an organic food source. This is why in homes, mold is typically found on lumber in the basement, behind the kitchen sink or behind wallpaper in the bathroom.
In order to prevent mold growth, you need to first control the level of moisture in the air. After that, you should concentrate on eliminating the organic food source. The paper on the front and back of traditional gypsum panels is a perfect meal for mold. This is why gypsum manufacturers have created paperless drywall. Essentially, they have replaced drywall’s paper with an inorganic fiberglass mat, offering excellent mold resistance compared to standard paper-faced gypsum products.
Even though paperless products are a bit more fragile to handle and install and also require different compounds and technique to tape, it’s use has been increasing in recent years. For more information please contact us. CONTACT US