Could you have mold in your attic? If you haven’t been up there to look, you might suspect an issue because of physical symptoms that can feel like annoying allergies such as itchy eyes, runny nose, coughing, wheezing, sore throat and even nosebleeds, headaches and fatigue. If you’ve had any of these symptoms without knowing the cause, you could have mold in your attic or in some other out-of-sight area.
Don’t settle for a moldy attic (or other spot in your home). Read on to learn what steps you should take to keep your family safe.
Why Is There Mold in My Attic?
Mold in your attic, or anywhere else in your home, is usually due to the presence of excess moisture. Mold thrives in warm, humid environments. When conditions are ideal, mold can spread quickly.
Water damage in the attic, which also leads to mold, can usually be attributed to several key causes:
- Improperly installed roof exhaust vents
- A leaky roof
- Condensation that has collected beneath the plywood roof sheathing
- Damage from ice dams
A warm, moist attic will eventually harbor mold.
How to Get Rid of Mold in My Attic
If you’ve discovered or suspect mold growth or a roof leak, act fast to keep mold growth at bay and protect your home.
Follow these steps to begin your recovery:
- Call Rainbow International Restoration
Your local Rainbow International technician will inspect your attic (and the rest of your home, if you wish) using advanced technology to locate and confirm the existence of mold. As IICRC-certified mold restoration experts, we can then remove, clean or encapsulate any mold-damaged areas of the attic.
- Choose Rainbow International Full-Service Reconstruction
Our reconstruction experts will remediate structural damage to the roof once it is determined that the mold issue is caused by a structural issue, such as a leaky roof or improperly installed exhaust vents.
Rainbow International Full-Service Reconstruction services are not available in all areas. Contact the location nearest you to learn about available local services.
What About DIY Mold Removal?
Touching or inhaling mold spores can cause health problems, including respiratory distress and neurological issues. When carpenters and contractors encounter mold, they stop work until a professional like Rainbow International can safely remediate the mold – this applies to you, too!
And be sure to avoid cleaning or attempting to disinfect mold-affected areas with bleach or household chemicals as this may leave you or members of your family vulnerable to illness.
Choose Rainbow International for Attic Mold Removal
Choose Rainbow International. Keep your family safe with professional water damage mitigation and mold remediations services. Our expert technicians take all the necessary precautions to remediate and restore your home.
Our local team is standing by 24/7 to assist you with any emergency. Call (855) 724-6269 for service anytime, day or night request an appointment online.
Ice dams equal water damage and, eventually, mold damage to your attic. Learn how to prevent ice dams by insulating your attic access with these tips from Mr. Handyman. Like Rainbow International, Mr. Handyman is part of the Neighborly® family of trusted home service professionals.