Your attic can be the ideal breeding ground for mold. Conditions like excessive heat, high humidity, or roof leaks can provide enough water to cause and sustain mold growth. Attics tend to suffer from ventilation and insulation problems. These problems can obstruct air circulation and allow moisture buildup.
Lamunyon Restoration’s attic mold specialists can identify if your attic has a mold problem and develop a safe and effective attic mold remediation plan. Once your attic is clean and safe, we’ll make recommendations for solutions to prevent mold from returning in the future.
Aside from the obvious roof leak, moisture buildup in the attic can easily go unnoticed. As hot air rises in your home, it collects in your attic. If an attic is not properly ventilated, it can be very vulnerable to excessive moisture buildup. Warm air in the attic can lead to condensation and elevated humidity.
Conditions that promote attic mold growth:
It is very likely. Mold effects each person differently. Mold symptoms range from mild allergic reactions to severe upper respiratory problems. It all depends on the individual, the species of mold, the length of exposure, and several other factors.
In addition to potential health problems, living in a home with mold is simply unsafe due to the underlying water problems. Where there is mold, there is a water source. Mold and water damage can eat away at your building materials and seriously compromise the structural integrity of your home. That is why an attic mold removal plan will ALWAYS include moisture control tactics to prevent future problems.
A thorough attic mold evaluation, completed by a professional, will determine if you have mold, how bad it is, what caused it, and how to properly fix the problem.
Visual Assessment– Your Inspector will complete a comprehensive visual analysis of your attic to identify any conditions that could be causing and sustaining mold growth. You will have access to all digital documentation from our inspector for your records.
Moisture Mapping– Your inspector will carefully map out the damp or wet areas of your attic to determine moisture migration patterns and get to the bottom of where the water starts and stops.
Moisture Meters: Your mold inspector will use moisture meters to read the moisture content of building materials in your attic. Moisture locked within porous building materials like foundation walls can go unnoticed for a long time.
Thermal Imaging: Your mold inspector will be taking advantage of the temperature difference between wet and dry materials. Thermal imaging will allow your inspector to clearly identify all wet areas. This will allow for a more thorough understanding of the mold growth pattern.
Attic Mold Testing– Surface and/or air quality tests will provide scientific data that will confirm or deny the presence of mold and how much mold is present. If mold is confirmed in your attic, the test results will help your inspector figure out the most appropriate course of action to resolve the mold issue.
Report of Findings– Your inspector will develop a detailed, easy-to-read report that outlines what the inspector did, what he/she found, and what to do next. If deemed necessary, your inspector will present you with a detailed scope of work for a safe and effective attic mold removal.
The attic mold removal experts at Lamunyon Restoration are thoroughly trained and equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to safely address your attic mold removal needs. Your Lamunyon mold inspector will develop the safest and most efficient scope of work that properly addresses your specific mold problems. This will ensure that your attic mold is properly removed and prevent future recurrence.
If you detect signs of potential mold development in your crawl space, call us today to learn more about mold removal services. A member of our team will be happy to answer all your questions and set you up with an appointment with a certified mold inspector.