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Do You Need Attic Mold Removal for Sheathing & Plywood

Published on January 13, 2023

The attic should be a cool and dry place, without odours or strong fluctuations in temperature. So if you pop up there for a quick attic inspection and smell or see anything strange, it’s usually a sign that you need attic mold removal. The MoldTech team has helped thousands of homeowners across the city with mold remediation in Toronto, focussing on attic mold, basement mold, and more. It’s a surprisingly common issue that affects homes of every age and build — read on to learn if your attic is at risk. 

Why Does Mold Typically Infest Attics?

Mold is a living organism. Related to mushrooms, mold is a fungus that grows on natural materials like textiles, paper, and wood and, in nature, plays a vital role in decomposition. The attic often experiences mold issues because it has plenty of wood to eat and can be a microclimate that supports and encourages mold growth year-round. 

Moldy attics tend to be:

  • Humid
  • Have poor airflow
  • Leaky
  • Have roof damage
  • Stuffy with poor air sealing

Signs You Need Attic Mold Removal

The average homeowner can spot the warning signs of mold growth in the attic — no special skills required! If any of the following signs sound familiar, your next step is to call our team for a thorough inspection to confirm the extent of the outbreak and determine the best mold remediation approach.

  • Hot and humid air
  • Musty odour
  • Sagging ceilings or soft spots
  • Ice and snow buildup at the eaves
  • Roof damage

Why Is Attic Mold a Problem?

We recommend having mold remediation in Toronto as soon as you know there is a problem. Mold can quickly increase and begin to spread and has several knock-on effects that can quickly spread throughout the house. Mold can severely damage plywood and roof sheathing, affecting your exterior roofing system and resulting in damage and needed repairs. It can also destroy insulation, resulting in the need to completely replace your insulation — and high utility bills and temperature control issues in the meantime. 

How to Eliminate Mold From Plywood and Sheathing

While each home requires a different approach, the basics of MoldTech attic mold removal stay the same. 

First, we safely contain our work area to prevent cross-contamination. Next, we begin treating infected plywood or sheathing with one of our mold removal products. Whether it’s our organic biocide, dry ice, or sandblasting treatment, we’ll recommend what product suits your home’s needs and budget. After treatment, we’ll clean up, ensure any mold-affected materials are safely removed, and leave your attic clean and mold free. 

When To Call the Pros for Mold Remediation

Attic mold removal is not a DIY job. From the close and warm quarters to the high probability of accidents (like a foot through the ceiling!), mold remediation takes skill, special tools, and experience to do reliably and efficiently. Not the mention the health hazards and high likelihood of cross-contamination! Let the MoldTech team help you get your home mold-free without stress or mess.

To learn more about mold remediation in Toronto, contact the MoldTech team directly.

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