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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.
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.
Types of mold that grow in attics
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:
How could mold in the attic affect your home if it’s not removed?
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.
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.