Attics are a common place in a home where mold can be found. Some attics have the perfect conditions for mold to grow such as a hot temperature and high humidity and plenty of wood sheathing for the mold to grow on. It’s important to not let microbial growth in the attic go unnoticed for too long because it can cause structural damage over time. The following are signs that could be related to mold in an attic: dark black staining on wood surfaces, the attic feels hot or stuffy, frost buildup on the underside of the roof sheathing in winter, wet insulation, water dripping from smoke detectors/light fixtures/bath-fans, and the smell of mildew. Generally, attic moisture issues that can cause mold to grow is most often caused by blocked or compromised ventilation, improper exhausting of bathroom or dryer vents and roof leaks. If you have any signs or issues of microbial growth in your attic or other areas of your home it’s important for your health and structural integrity of the home to be inspected by a professional mold remediation company such as Disaster Master.
Recently, in Newport, Oregon Disaster Master was hired to remediate mold in an attic. All technicians wore full hazmat gear and respirators to keep them protected. They set one HEPA air scrubber during remediation in the attic to help clean the air. Next, floor protection was installed from the front door of the home to the attic access. This helped keep the house floors clean during the remediation process. All visible microbial growth in the attic was HEPA vacuumed first. The next step in the mold remediation process was the RMR treatment including spraying, scrubbing and wiping down all areas affected by the mold. The crew was able to help pull back and remove some of the insulation that was covering the vents in the attic causing ventilation problems. After the mold remediation took place the homeowner was very happy that her attic had no more mold and she could sell her house with confidence.
If you think you might have mold in your attic or any areas of your home please call Disaster Master today at 541-992-2080 to set up a time for an inspection in any of the following service areas: Lincoln City, Neotsu, Otis, Neskowin, Pacific City, Gleneden, Depoe Bay, Toledo, Newport, Waldport, or Yachats.