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Here at IPS Perforating, Inc., we understand that no one ever wants to have to deal with mold or mildew in their home. Unfortunately, these problems are all too common, especially on surfaces that are exposed to a lot of moisture. If you’ve ever had to replace old wallpaper due to mold growth, our team can help you avoid having to do so again by micro-venting/perforating wall coverings. In this article, we’ll go over more about what micro-venting is and how it will benefit your home to help you decide if our products are right for you.

What Is Micro-Venting?

One of the biggest contributors to mold growth is condensation, or moisture building up on surfaces and lingering there for a long time. In our experience here at IPS Perforating, Inc., one of the main culprits behind condensation is non-breathable wall coverings–when the moist, humid air can’t pass through the wallpaper and escape, the moisture is instead forced to linger on the surface and create ideal conditions for mold. What micro-venting does is create a pattern of tiny holes in the wall covering to make it more permeable. These holes are too small to be seen by the naked eye, and so they won’t affect the look of your space at all but will provide important benefits for mold prevention.  Instead of being stuck inside the room, those moisture particles can now escape through the perforations, leaving your space much less humid and free from condensation.

We at IPS Perforating, Inc. hope that this article has been helpful. If you are interested in reducing your risk of mold, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more about our micro-venting process.