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Mold Remediation in the Attic – Bedford, NH

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You enter the attic in your Bedford, NH home and turn on the lights. While you try to look for an item, something catches your eye. You can’t pull your gaze and decide to have a look at it. The black specks, up close, alerts you to the presence of mold in the attic. There are various colors of mold in the attic: White, blue-green, gray, and black. While black mold is commonly labeled as toxic, it mostly indicated poor air quality. Mold remediation in the attic can easily be done. Before that, however, there are a few things to note.

How mold in the attic occurs

Mold will thrive in the attic when the ventilation is poor or improperly designed. Too much insulation or too little insulation can also contribute to this. Be aware that mold can be transported by ventilation, spreading the problem to other parts of the building. Like with all cases of mold, this has potential to affect the health of everyone in the household, so it is necessary to remedy the situation quickly. Mold needs food, moisture, and time for it to develop. Typically, attics provide these for mold, especially after torrential rain under a leaky roof or the snow and ice melting under the sun. Gaps where moisture can form, including the presence of warm air are also areas to look out for as they will be prime locations for mold to develop.

Mold remediation in the attic

Naturally, airing out the attic is one way to temporarily alleviate the elevated moisture. Attic mold is, in part, caused by poor airflow so it’s fitting that the method would do the trick. That said, it is also advisable to improve the ventilation in the attic to prevent further incidents of mold. Mold spores should also be remediated. There are several different methods to do so. HEPA vacuuming or sanding are two common methods. Using dry ice pellets can aid you in cleaning up the mold spots as well. Mold remediation in the attic requires some work, but the methods are not all that complex.

DIY Mold removal or hire a professional?

If you decide to clean up the mold in the attic yourself, take some measures to protect yourself. The last thing you want is to end up sick. If you or someone else in your household happens to be more sensitive to mold exposure for health reasons, best consult your physician in this situation. Some people’s health are more affected by mold than others. The wisest path may just consult with a restoration contractor who specializes in mold remediation in the attic. Take your time to do research on the methods and protocols the contractor will be using. There is a wide spectrum of quality ranging from “spray-and-pray” contractors to those who perform to IICRC S-520 standards.

In the event that there is mold growing in your Bedford, NH home, Soil-Away can provide you with the services that you need for such a situation. As an organization specializing in property damage restoration from floods, fires, mold and bio-hazard issues, you can contact us at any time at 603-641-6555.

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