Attic Mold in Spring
Mold- a homeowner’s enemy in the springtime. Because of the combination of snow melting, rain falling, and temperatures rising, spring is one of mold’s favorite seasons. Your attic is one of the most humid areas in your home and the perfect feeding grounds for mold. The moisture and darkness in your attic are some of the best environments for mold.
To prevent mold growth in your attic this spring, be sure to follow along for expert tips from the remediation specialists at Soil-Away!
What is Mold?
Mold is an invasive fungus that grows in damp places like attics. Every spring, when days get longer, and the weather gets warmer, spring mold issues arrive. Mold can cause minor to severe health issues depending on how long it is living in your home, from allergies to dangerous reactions to long-lasting conditions.
How to Prevent Mold
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent mold growth in your attic this spring.
Control Moisture in Your Attic
Make sure that your attic is set up with correct ventilation system that allows air to properly circulate through the space. Attics are supposed to breath, which allows for humidity to escape and not build up leading to mold issues. If the venting is not enough, it may be in your best interest to hire an electrician to install a power vent fan with humidistat control. These fans will run when the humidity is elevated and exhaust the unwanted humidity from attic space.
Check for Roof Leaks
After the rain, make sure to go up and check on the space to ensure no water is left there to sit. Water in your attic can very well be a sign of rook leaks, and this water is simply waiting for mold to grow around it.
Attic insulation controls the temperature and moisture levels. Ensure that your attic floor is well insulated to avoid the air transfer between the main living area and the attic space. Insulation in every other room in your home should be all in good shape as well.
How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Attic
Mold can be highly hazardous, and clean-up should not be taken lightly. It is recommended to always seek professional help, like from the remediation experts at Soil-Away, any time you are dealing with mold growth in your home.
For more information regarding mold growth prevention or for immediate mold remediation services, make sure to contact Soil-Away! Give us a call today at (603) 641-6555 or fill out our online contact form!