Mold in the Attic - What should I do?
Posted in Mold Removal, on March 03, 2017
Believe it or not, one of the most common areas for mold growth is in the attic of our homes. Attics are typically a place we do not spend a lot of time in therefore are easily forgotten about. Unfortunately, when we do peek up there, it can be a big surprise to find mold in the attic.What to do next?First of all, understand you are not alone – over 50% of homes contain mold in the attic and it is very common. Mold needs the right ingredients to start growing and attics that are not properly insulated and ventilated provide just that;
- Organic Material (wood sheathing and joists)
- Lack of air flow (improper ventilation)
- A water source (condensation from improper insulation and ventilation).
Second, contact a mold removal specialist to come and take a further look at the situation. At Canada's Restoration Services we have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to the safe and proper removal of mold in attics. Not only will we provide a free inspection and estimate, we will identify the source of the mold and give corrective actions on how to prevent it from coming back.If you have mold in your attic, give your local mold specialists a call today! 1-888-551-0514Buying or Selling a home with Mold in the Attic?On a daily basis, we are performing mold removal in attics for new home buyers or sellers. The thought of mold in the house can cause panic but rest assured, when hiring the right company, it should never deter you from buying a property. Home inspectors are trained to look for signs of mold which is why it is extremely important to hire a home inspector when thinking about purchasing a property. If your home inspector finds mold, give us a call. We will provide you with a free inspection to further investigate and provide a detailed scope of work and estimate on the safe mold removal. All our work is guaranteed and certificates are provided on all mold removal in attics, that is transferable to the new homeowner.What does mold in the attic look like?The typically signs of mold in the attic is black discoloration on the sheathing or studs/joists. Sometimes the mold may have a white-powdery look to it as well.Click here to see images of mold growth in the atticHow to prevent Mold Growth in the AtticAs mentioned above, mold needs three ingredients to grow; a food source (organic material), a water source and lack of airflow. When given all three of these, it is almost impossible to prevent mold. If mold is present, a mold removal company will need to perform mold remediation to remove of all the mold. After that, the attic needs to be checked for the following things:
- Roof Leaks
- Improper Insulation – too much or too little
- Improper Ventilation – too much or too little
- Improperly installed exhaust vents
One or several of the above can be the culprits of the mold growth. Typically, an insulation company is the right avenue to fix the source unless a rook leak is present, then a roofer is needed.Why Canada’s Restoration Services is right for you!At Canada’s Restoration Services, we have the training, certificates and knowledge when it comes to mold removal in attics. We are fully licensed, insured and bonded so you can rest assured when we are working in your home. Our top priority is making you happy and we are not satisfied until you are. Our 24/7 staff work around the clock to answer any of your questions. Free inspections can be arranged to meet with you and view the damaged area’s.Call us today if you have mold in the attic - 1-888-551-0514