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How to Know if You Have An Attic Mould Problem in Toronto

Published on September 17, 2021

If you find out that you need mold remediation in Toronto, you’re not alone. Tens of thousands of your neighbours across the city will also discover attic mold in their homes this year. One of the most common areas needing mold removal in Toronto, there are many reasons why mold is so prevalent in this room. Join us at MoldTech to learn some of the warning signs of mold growth, common causes of mold growth, and methods for attic mold removal. 

Indicators of a Mould Problem

The attic is one of the most under-used rooms in our homes, making it difficult to spot mold infestations by sight alone. After over a decade doing mold removal in Toronto, MoldTech has learned some reliable indicators of attic mold, such as: 

  • The attic is hot, humid, or stuffy, indicating the presence of moisture and under-ventilation.
  • Wet or damaged insulation can indicate humidity or water leaks.
  • Dark staining on wood joists or sheathing means high humidity.
  • Frost buildup during the winter months points to attic moisture buildup. 
  • A musty odour emanating from your attic or in your upper floors.

Main Causes of Attic Mold Issues

As you may be able to guess from some of our examples above, there’s one leading cause of mold in the attic: moisture. However it gets into your attic, water is the key ingredient to rapid mold growth, and it can get into your attic in many different ways, such as: 

  • Roof leaks or damage after a storm or heavy rain.
  • Bathroom or dryer vents that end in the attic.
  • Poor ventilation or blocked soffits.
  • Old or insufficient insulation.
  • High indoor humidity.

Methods For Attic Mold Removal

If you discover attic mold in your home, your first step should be to call a professional mold remediation team like MoldTech. There are a couple of good reasons for this — the first is safety. Many types of mold produce mycotoxins that have an allergenic and harmful effect on human health. One of the most common complaints we hear from homeowners is persistent headaches, coughing, itchy eyes, and other flu-like symptoms that go away when they leave home. These symptoms are an excellent indicator of a mold allergy, and are quickly  relieved after mold removal. 

There are other good reasons to choose professional mold remediation in Toronto besides safety. Over-the-counter mold removal products may have a harmful effect on you or the structure of your home if they’re improperly used or applied. Mold is also very easy to spread, and many people find themselves dealing with a much larger problem down the road. 

Let us help you keep your family safe before, during, and after your mold removal in Toronto! To learn more about the mold remediation process and the services MoldTech offers, explore our website and use our contact page to reach out for a free visual mold inspection. 

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