The attic: a space in your home that houses Christmas decorations, bins of seasonal clothes and the occasional tarantula-sized spider that makes you cringe at the thought of venturing up to this dark and desolate space. However, while you may be like me and only make your way up to your home’s attic when you absolutely need to, what many New Hampshire (NH) homeowners do not realize is that this dark, moist area may also be home to mold growth. Since the attic is not as frequented as other locations in the home, mold can form and grow quickly and discretely, and may only become noticed when other issues arise from the growth.
Mold is one of those nuisances that many homeowners never want to see in their home, especially in the attic. So, what exactly is mold and how does it get in a vacant space such as the attic? Mold is a type of multi-cellular fungi that is made up of microorganisms, which are mostly composed of dead organic matter such as leaves and plants. Mold can come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, ranging from white to black, and can affect any area in your home, including the attic. The most common causes of attic mold are:
Do certain locations in your home have a musty smell? Was there a recent rainstorm that caused flooding and may have damaged your roof? If so, you may want to be on alert for mold, particularly in your attic. If you suspect mold in this space, a few signs to be on the lookout for are:
Discovering mold at your property is not fun. We understand that no one ever wants to experience this frustrating situation, but know that the experts at Soil-Away are here to make things less stressful. Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that is IICRC master-certified and has over 25 years of experience. We work closely with insurance companies during the remediation process to ensure a smooth, less-stressful process, so you can get back to the things that matter most. Contact the mold remediation experts today at 603-641-6555.
Stay tuned for Part II of this two-part series on how to keep mold out of your attic!
Written by: K. Gnatowski