There are a few reasons why mold can grow in an attic of a home or commercial space. One reason in particular is from inadequate ventilation. If moisture from the home is trapped inside of the attic then this could create a damp environment which could lead to microbial growth. It’s important to have proper working roof ventilation to help ventilate the attic space. It’s also important to check on soffit vents that could be blocked by debris or insulation. If soffit vents are blocked this can also create a damp environment in the attic because the air needs to circulate from the lower vents to the upper exhaust vents. When moisture is not properly ventilated out of an attic space this can create a moist environment for mold to grow. Thus, it is crucial to call a mold remediation specialist like Disaster Master to mitigate the microbial growth in the attic.
Recently in Newport, Oregon there was a small beach cottage that had mold in the attic. Disaster Master was hired by the homeowner to remediate the visible microbial growth found on the insulation and sheathing. The first step to this job was to set up floor protection from the front door of the cottage to the attic access point to protect the floors of the home from contamination. Next, one HEPA air scrubber was set during the remediation to help clean the air. All blown in insulation was removed and disposed of. Afterwards all visible microbial growth was HEPA vacuumed off the sheathing of the attic. Lastly, RMR treatment was sprayed, scrubbed and wiped to help remove the mold off of the sheathing. The homeowner was pleased to have peace of mind knowing that her attic was restored to a mold free space.
If you have any issues with microbial growth in your home or commercial space please call Disaster Master today at (541)-992-2080. Disaster Master proudly services Lincoln City, Otis, Neskowin, Pacific City, Neotsu, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Toledo, Siletz, Newport, Yachats, and Waldport.