Mold Removal In Your Attic– How You Get Attic Mold

Do you need attic mold removed? How do you get attic mold? Do you feel like your allergies are acting up when you’re at home or you feel sick, achy, have headaches, depression, sore throats or maybe you have more asthma attacks when you are home then other places? These are signs that you might have a mold or mildew problem in your home, but where is it?

Did you know that you can get mold in the attic without a roof leak?

Mold can grow almost anywhere and most people never think of the attic or crawl spaces as a possible mold source. Now you might be thinking that you don’t have a roof leak so how can there be moisture in the attic to help mold grow? Actually there are a lot of ways that you can get moisture in the attic that can cause mold to grow out of control.

Duct and Central Air System Issues:

You can have uninsulated or bad insulated duct work running through the attic. During the summer when you have your central air or fan on – the ducts can collect condensation like a cold glass of water does if you leave it set around the house or outside. This condensation will drip onto the insulation and the insulation will act like a sponge and hold the water and moisture for a long period of time. You could also have an improperly installed condensation line on your central air system and this can cause mold to grow all over the inside of the system and in the duct work. If that happens, every time the air system turns on it spreads mold spores throughout the house.

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Problems with Attic Ventilation:

You might have moisture in the attic from improper attic ventilation. If you have the insulation installed wrong and you live in an area where you have high humidity then the mold will grow because the humidity is trapped in the attic.

Through a Bathroom Vent:

Sometimes people add bathroom exhaust fans and have them venting into the attic. Or the contractor meant to vent it outside but forgot that part of the job. I have even seen new homes with the bathroom exhaust vent venting into the attic. This will suck all the humidity and moisture out of the bathroom and right into the attic and this can be the source of your problem in a HUGE way.

If the problem is bad enough the moisture can drain into the walls and then your mold problem can spread onto your drywall and carpet. If you don’t know you have a mold problem then you might want to get a home mold test kit. If you know you have a mold problem I recommend that you call a professional to have a qualified attic mold removal.