Mold in my Attic

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Mold in my Attic

This article is intended to help the reader identify mold and mildew in an attic. In addition, provide some helpful tips for the removal and control of attic mold. Always consult a mold professional and remediation specialist for mold testing and eradication. Attic mold is a can be a problem for any home owner. Molds are part of our environment and exist everywhere. Water and nutrients are the only two things mold needs to grow. Water can be in the form of humidity from a bathroom ceiling fan that was mistakenly vented directly into the attic area. Nutrients can be in the form of most building materials such as wood, dry wall and paper products.

Air ventilation in your attic is probably one of the most critical issues with maintaining a constant air temperature and proper air circulation year round. Proper attic ventilation and temperature control will save your energy cost year round by keeping the attic cooler in the summer and keep condensation from building up in the winter. The winter is probably one of the most critical times of the year for moisture and condensation buildup from heat escaping into the attic. The hot air will escape into the cold attic creating moisture in the form of water droplets. When inspecting your attic for water and condensation buildup, look to the roof and shingle nails for drip spots on the floor of the attic and on the insulation.

Balancing out the amount of air intake and air out-take in the attic area is the key to permanently controlling mold in your attic. Researchers have proven that the proper installation and utilization of a well constructed attic ventilation system will give you the home owner years of moisture free and mold free living.

In any event, if you suspect that you may have a mold problem in your attic, you should call a professional mold remediation company immediately. You should also seek out a company that specializes in attic ventilation. Molds and mildew can turn into a nightmare affecting the health of your family and costing you the home owner thousand in remediation repairs.

By: Bradley Skierkowski