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When You Find Mold in the Attic, Safe Removal is Top Priority

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If you find mold in your attic, it is important that it is removed properly and entirely to prevent the mold spores from spreading to other areas.  It is also important that you take necessary precautions for your health, wearing a mask during the removal to prevent inhaling any mold spores and immediately laundering or throwing away the clothes that you are wearing. 

Know the Scope of the Project Before You Begin Any Mold Removal

It isn’t unusual for a home to have mold, particularly in an attic which often has less ventilation.  What is important is that it is addressed immediately to prevent the mold growth from spreading.  Some types of mold can cause rot, which will damage your home if not removed. 

When you have identified mold in your attic, do a visual inspection to estimate the size of the affected area.  Is the space easy to reach entirely, particularly with tools and cleaning supplies?  If the mold growth is extensive or difficult to get to, you should consider calling in a professional like the team at Soil-Away to ensure that this is correctly removed. 

Taking Precautions During Mold Removal

If you decide to remove the mold yourself, be sure to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of yourself and your home.  First, turn off your HVAC system.  This will prevent unexpected circulation of the mold due to the heating or air conditioning in the home.  Before you begin any removal, moisten the moldy areas.  This will reduce the number of mold spores that become airborne during the process.  

If there is a window accessible in the attic, set up a small box fan to direct the air to the window.  This will prevent any mold spores that are disturbed into the air from settling back in the attic.  Plan to throw away the fan after in case mold spores settle on it.  Protect yourself with a mask or respirator, plastic gloves and old clothes that can be thrown away immediately after the work. 

Mold removal can be tricky work, particularly as the spores travel unseen through the air.  In many cases, it is better to rely on an expert to address mold in your attic. 

The mold removal teams at Soil-Away are here to help.  Call 603-641-6555 for assistance removing mold from your home’s attic.

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