How to Stop Recurring Attic Mold Infestations
If a mold infestation isn’t treated correctly, it can become a problem that repeatedly recurs— compounding the structural and physical damage it causes in the first place. While ose may suggest do-it-yourself attic mold remediation, over the counter sprays or at-home solutions often leave mold behind. Professional mold remediation is the only reliable method to eliminate mold growth.
The MoldTech team has seen the results of too many DIY attempts to stop attic mold growth across Toronto and the GTA — and it’s not good! Professional attic mold remediation is the only safe and effective method for dealing with mold once and for all.
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is the professional term and process for safely eliminating mold growth. Mold isn’t a surface issue — it’s a fungus that grows into its host material. Professional mold removal uses tools and solutions that are rigorously tested and kill the entire organism, not just the surface effects.
MoldTech’s methods of removing attic mold are also safe. DIY advice for removing mold almost always misses the multiple safety checks that protect you from mold spores, eliminate cross-contamination, and prevent damage.
Why Does Mold Grow in the Attic?
Mold growth is widespread in attics across Ontario because attics often provide near-perfect growing conditions for mold: moisture, organic material, and few disturbances. Mold thrives in moist, wet environments, and many attics suffer from a lack of ventilation and humid air. The irony is that mold destroys attic insulation, increasing humidity and creating better growing conditions!
The attic also contains organic materials like wood, paper, and insulation. Mold grows on these materials and is happiest when it’s not bothered by movement. Since most of us can’t or don’t go up into the attic often, infestations are often happily growing for years before discovery.
How to Avoid Attic Mold
The best way to prevent attic mold remediation is to avoid mold in the first place. Here are a few of the MoldTech team’s favourite mold prevention strategies:
- Increase ventilation by uncovering soffits covered by shifting insulation or having more vents or baffles installed.
- Fix roof or shingle damage as soon as possible.
- Reduce moisture by sealing cracks and gaps — especially those between your living areas and the attic.
- Have an insulation company assess and improve your insulation.
- Route vents from the kitchen or bathroom outdoors and not into the attic.
Why is Attic Mold Removal Important?
Quick elimination of attic mold is crucial to a healthy and safe home. Mold can weaken the structure of your home and cause unsightly damage. It also causes allergic reactions that can seriously disrupt your life, sleep, and relaxation — many people with mold growth report all-day headaches and disruptive respiratory symptoms.
Prompt, professional attic mold remediation also reduces mold growth's financial and emotional effects — vast amounts of mold damage are expensive to solve, proving that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Get in touch with our technicians today to learn more about mold remediation and how MoldTech can help you prevent attic mold and remove it.