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Attic Mold Removal Service

Attic mold is often caused by roof issues. There is likely mold growing out of sight on your roof if it has ever leaked. In addition to roof leaks, attic mold can also be caused by other things. Sources are often much more subtle. Mold, however, is known to be caused by moisture. A moisture problem in an attic is the cause of attic mold. We at Revive are committed to resolving both issues.

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Mold in Attics: Causes, Risks & Signs

MOLD = Food source + warm temperature + moisture

Several factors contribute to mold growth in the attic. The most common cause of mold is moisture. Moisture can build up within your attic due to roofing issues, leaks, or improper ventilation.

The best way to detect a roof leak is to check for discoloration around the insulation or wood around the roof valleys. Take note of any skylights or windows as well. Also take note of discoloration on beams, joists, plywood, and other construction. This could indicate a mold problem. Even damaged shingles, joints, poor insulation, and other materials damaged by the weather.
Proper ventilation of your attic is vital since air within your home is bound to travel upwards. Make sure ventilation can be easily accessed, and avoid covering vents with insulation.
Rusty nails or rust on any exposed metal in your attic could signify a moisture problem. And moisture in your roof means you could have mold up there.
If you have a musty or damp odors smell in your attic. It could be a sign of mold. As mold thrives in damp and musty areas.
If you have insulation that is discolored, it could be a sign of mold. As mold needs a food source, insulation can be that food source.
Do you see any water stains, rot, or general wetness? This could indicate a larger issue of water damage from a burst pipe. And mold generally comes along with water damage that has been left untreated.
Malfunctioning, leaking, and/or improper drainage are common HVAC problems. Black mold can grow in your attic if the moisture problem is not corrected promptly (within 24 to 48 hours).

Attic Mold Removal

Mold removal from attics requires the same level of care as mold removal from any other part of your home. Homeowners shouldn’t try to remove mold on their own in general. The health effects of mold are significant. You are more likely to be exposed to mold if you try to remove it yourself. In your attic, surface mold refers to mold that is visible on surfaces. Mold could penetrate much deeper into the building structures. Mold cannot be removed by washing the surface with soap and water. It won’t take long for the mold to grow back. The best way to remove mold from an attic is to hire a professional. Mold will be removed by our mold removal team after an inspection of the attic is conducted. To ensure safety, we only work with professionals that follow the guidelines of the IICRC.

Attic Mold Remediation

Mold remediation professionals will begin mold cleanup and removal after the inspection. The workers wear protective gear to reduce the likelihood that they will become infected with mold. Any mold found on any surface is removed. Then the mold that is not visible is worked on. This way, the likelihood of the mold growing back is significantly diminished. After the inspection and remediation, the next step is to prevent mold growth in the future. With the right tools and techniques, it is possible to remove mold from an attic. Choosing professionals who have years of experience in mold remediation and removal will ensure you get the best results. Making the right choice, picking the right company, is the main determining factor in attic mold returning or not.

Types of mold that grow in attics

Molds commonly found in attics include white mold and black mold. Listed below are descriptions of each.

White Mold

Attics often have white mold that appears as a fluffy white powder or a fuzzy white substance. The growth of black mold occurs on highly saturated materials, while the growth of white mold occurs in humid environments.

Due to the humid and poorly ventilated nature of attics, white mold is extremely common. Additionally, you can expect to see white mold on:


  • Floor joists and plywood; Framing and other structural elements.
  • Sheathing.
  • Wooden furniture.
  • Clothing and shoes. Especially leather shoes.
  • Carpets, upholstery, curtains, and other textiles.
White mold should be avoided, especially over the long term, as with any species or genus of mold. It is important to take action as soon as you detect white mold growing in your attic so that you can identify the cause and eliminate the mold promptly.

Black Mold

Moisture is ideal for black mold, and the more moisture the better. Despite frequent flooding and water damage in basements, black mold can also grow in attics.

How could mold in the attic affect your home if it’s not removed?

You will incur more costs and damage if you don’t clean the mold in your attic immediately. Mold removal will become more challenging (and more expensive!) if you wait too long. Additionally, poor indoor air quality can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and even serious medical conditions during a fire in your home. In addition to the physical damage to your property, you and anyone else living in the house will be exposed to poor air quality. Most people believe that removing mold from an attic is a complicated or expensive process. Mold removal in an attic can be completed by professionals within a day or two, so you can return to normal life quickly. A professional, like Revie, with the right equipment, can easily clean attics, so mold remediation costs are reasonable.

Mold prevention tips for attics

You can prevent mold from growing in your attic in the first place to avoid the hassle and costs of mold removal. Attic moisture control is the primary goal of these steps.


  1. Make sure your attic is properly ventilated.
  2. Avoid venting exhaust fans through the attic.
  3. Ventilate the roof and attic more effectively.
  4. Make sure you inspect your attic on the regular.

Need Mold In Your Attic Removed?

Is your attic wet or moldy? Do you need professional help? Book your attic mold inspection with Revive Water Damage Restoration today. Our response time is lightning fast! We also do crawlspace mold removal.

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