If you don’t check your attic or crawl space often, here are some of the first warning signs you should know to check if you have mold in your home:
Black mold is extremely toxic. It forms in damp and moist areas and feeds on organic materials like wood, carpet, drywall, and insulation. It is also known as Stachybotrys.
Black mold can cause multiple health issues which can cause breathing difficulties, fatigue, persistent coughing, nose bleeds, constant headaches, and if the conditions are bad enough, it can cause neurological issues for children and pulmonary bleeding in infants.
While white mold is common in attics and crawl spaces, it can often be mistaken for mildew. It is a fungus that blossoms in moist environments.
White mold causes health issues such as headaches, eye irritation, respiratory concerns, and dizziness. If a mold infestation becomes larger than three square feet or does not remove easily, you need immediately to contact a mold remediation professional.
Mold grows in darkness and if there is any moisture in your attic or crawl space. Although it doesn’t rain like other states in Southern California, there is more moisture in the air than normal due to the proximity to the beaches, giving your attic and crawl space the perfect breeding grounds for mold.
A leaking roof or a roof sheathing can bring in unnecessary moisture. This leads to condensation mold in the attics and eventually to severe issues that can require heavy-duty mold remediation.
Another way mold can get into your attic is through inadequate insulation. If you have inadequate insulation around your ceiling, it will allow warm air to rise into your attic. This can also lead to unwanted moisture and encourages the growth of mold.
Standing water, plumbing issues, or drainage problems should be addressed immediately or else the mold will thrive in these environments. It will be harder to remove the moisture if the standing water is not removed in a timely manner.
When there is wet soil or moisture from dirt evaporation, the moisture increases the potential for mold to grow. If this happens, Attic Projects contractors will install a new vapor barrier to go across the soil and lower walls of your crawl space to keep it dry.
Ever heard the saying “I’d rather be proactive than reactive”? Well, this is one of those situations. If you have mold in your home that remains unchecked, it will continue to grow as the spores reproduce and create a bigger problem. The bigger the problem, the more expensive the project will be later on.
Not only is mold unsafe for your family, but it can cause lasting damage to your home.
At Attic Projects, we take every step towards ensuring that your attic or crawl space is completely mold-free.
Ensuring that we have the best team of experts for crawl space and attic mold removal is something we take pride in. Our experienced mold removal professionals can locate and eliminate your mold problem and provide you with the tranquility you need. Contact us today for a FREE mold inspection!
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