How Do I Keep My Attic from Developing a Mold Problem?
Have you found mold in your attic? Most likely, the problem can be due to a leaky roof, condensation, poor ventilation, or leaky ductwork. Specifically, the attic is one of the uttermost common places for mold to cultivate, but it is also one of the most likely places for the mold growth go unnoticed.
If you suspect mold in your attic, contact the mold remediation experts at Mold Removal Express. We administer thorough attic mold inspections to recognize moisture and ventilation issues. We then provide an entire complete mold removal and remediation service. We proudly serve the states of Colorado and Wyoming, primarily focusing on the areas of: Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins.
Causes of Attic Mold
- Roof Leaks
- Poor ventilation
- Warm air escaping from living space
- Leaky ductwork
- Bathroom fans & appliance vents exhausted into attic
- Inadequate insulation
This is how mold affects your attic
Avoiding a mold issue in your attic or crawlspace can affect the total value of your home. In the end, it can also end up costing you a lot of money in repairs.
Most attics are built with fiberglass insulation, wood framing, and occasionally drywall and carpet. All these materials make great breeding grounds for mold. When warm air gets into the attic, it meets the cold surface of the attic walls, roof sheathing, and condensation forms, leading to mold in the attic.
If you notice a moisture problem, mold can continue to grow and expand throughout your attic. Here at Mold Removal Express, we can test your property to find the cause of the mold. We have the best Denver mold test service around. MRE has the training, equipment, and expertise to effectively remediate the mold in your attic space or crawl space.
Any time there is basic material that becomes wetter than normal and there is air present, mold will grow on that material. Therefore, to keep mold from growing in an attic or a crawlspace you need to make sure that the amount of moisture in those areas is kept pretty much to the same levels as the normal air outside.
The way to do that is to either provide enough ventilation so moisture does not build up. You can use fans or a dehumidifier to lessen the moisture to normal levels. You can do the by applying the ventilation method.
Worried about black mold? Keep in mind that black mold loves areas that are damp and full of moisture. Attics are not as susceptible as basements to damp or moisture but can still collect condensation due the roof sheeting. Condensation and damp on the walls, sometimes caused by problems with insulation, could be another sign that your home could have black mold problem.
When looking for black mold, it’s best to start where you know there’s been water damage or condensation. Mold appears as discolored patches on the walls, ceiling or floor. You may also see cotton-like growths on any of those places.
Trust the experts to treat the mold in your attic
Mold Removal Express is number one in black mold removal in Denver. Services and repairs are performed by Mold Technicians with years of experience. Therefore, our services are backed with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. They use advanced equipment and procedures to detect water damage and capture mold spores to ensure safe mold removal and remediation.