Is this why I have attic mold?
Attic? What attic?
Many of our homes have an attic and most of us rarely, if ever, go up there. Who can blame us? It’s too hot up there in the summer, too cold in the winter and way too easy to bang your head anytime of the year. However, things sometimes can go wrong in an attic, and it’s always good to take a regular look around to see if something needs attention.
Humid air helps create attic mold.
What’s going on in this picture here? The white flex hose on the right comes directly from a bathroom vent down below. The bathroom vent is there to remove the warm, moist air from your showers and get it out before it causes damage. That warm, moist air is supposed to be ducted outside, but many times the duct stops in the attic. Over time, the moist air has created an area on the roof sheathing that mold just can’t resist. Now this attic needs a complete mold remediation. That’s great for Mastertech, but not so great for the homeowner!
Next time you’re peeking up in your attic, take a look to see if the lines from your bathroom fans are securely attached and ducting to the outside. Keeping your duct securely attached and venting to the exterior will help prevent attic mold from growing. Bathroom vents are not the only reason mold grows in an attic, but we do see it a lot!
Too late! I have mold in my attic.
Ok, relax. It looks ugly, but it’s not the end of the world. Attic mold is something that can be completely and safely remediated by professionals. In fact, your attic is 10x less likely to harbor active mold growth after a professional mold remediation then before. We do not have to remove your roof, your sheathing or any of the structural wood. Most importantly, we can clean up the mold contamination in your attic without spreading the spores to the rest of your house. If you would like a mold inspection or estimate for remediation, contact us here.