July 2, 2019
It can be tempting to simply ignore the fact that your attic has a problem with mold, after all, if it doesn’t affect the quality of the air in your home, why should you worry or pay money to get the problem fixed? However, attic mold is a reportable issue, and if left unchecked, can lead to further problems with your attic and even the roof.
Read on to know more about attic mold, why it can be a problem that needs to be treated, and what you can do about it:
Attic mold and air purity within the home:
The ‘stack effect’ is when warm air rises from the lower floors of a home, up to attic level, and it’s this effect that prevents mold in attics from being able to travel back down into the home and have a negative effect on air purity.
Why you should treat attic mold as soon as you see it:
While you may not go up into your attic very often, it’s worth paying it a visit at least every few months so that you can check for the presence of damp and mold. If left untreated, attic mold can pervade your entire attic and even cause roof structural elements to deteriorate, and it can happen quickly if not checked. Damp is the primary cause of mold, hence if you have it in your attic, it stands to reason that you have a problem with damp somewhere in your home. If you’re showing your home to prospective buyers, mold staining can frighten them away, and of course it’s not something that homeowners want to face, either. Under the right conditions, mold can present within 24 hours of a moisture evet occurring, such as a flood or a leak. However, address the problem as soon as you spot it by identifying the source of elevated moisture, calling in the professionals to treat it, and you can help to prevent it from continually recurring and causing widespread damage.
Who do you call to treat the problem of mold in your attic?
Always seek professional help with any such problems in your attic, and never try to solve and treat the issue yourself. Without the right expertise and tools, you may end up making the problem worse and spend more money getting it fixed than you would have done if you’d simply left it to the experts.
There are many reputable mold remediation contractors out there, and many roofing firms will deal with the problem swiftly and efficiently, too. The cost of the treatment will depend greatly on the extent of the damage, but it is something that can be fixed so if you spot mold in your attic, don’t panic, but do act immediately to resolve the problem.