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When Should I Worry About Attic Mold?

Published on December 14, 2020

attic moldIn Toronto, attic mold removal is the most common repair or improvement done to home attics. Why is this? It’s because mold affects everything about your home, from your health, the quality of your indoor air quality, and even the efficiency of the furnace. Mold growth is serious stuff - and should always be removed promptly by a professional for safe and reliable results. Read on for some of the signs that you may need attic mold remediation in Toronto

When You Notice the Symptoms of a Cold…

The most common sign that you have mold growth in your home is allergies or a cold or flu that just doesn’t seem to go away. If you wake up every morning with a stuffed nose, headache, and feeling like you didn’t get a full night’s sleep, it’s easy to wonder if you’re at the start of a cold or flu. But what if your symptoms don’t go away after a fortnight? Or what if you leave for work and, strangely, feel better until you come home? This type of ‘flu’ is definitely not viral - it’s the effects of a mold allergy, and is the most common sign that you have mold issues in your attic or somewhere in the home. 

When You Notice Poor Air Quality… 

Another common problem we hear from our clients is that they have poor indoor air quality. Mold is sometimes the cause and sometimes the effect of poor indoor air quality. The primary reason it causes poor air quality is that mold reproduces by airborne spores - these spores help spread the infestation but also affect your skin and respiratory health. 

Mold is the effect of poor air quality in rooms that have high humidity or poor airflow. The attic, especially under-insulated ones, often have humidity, air leak, or airflow issues that can cause mold growth to take hold. 

What Other Effects Does Mold Have?

It’s important to have professional mold remediation in Toronto because mold affects your entire home. It can destroy insulation (making your home chilly and causing other comfort or safety issues), it can damage your structure, and it can affect how your HVAC system and furnace work and run. High heating or cooling bills are often a side effect of mold growth - making the problem even more expensive if not dealt with promptly. 

Worried about Attic Mold?

If you have concerns about attic mold growth in your home, it’s best to have a professional look at it as soon as possible. Mold isn’t limited to one room - spores can travel throughout your house and new infestations can be triggered in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms. For more information on attic mold removal and the common signs and symptoms of mold growth indoors, get in touch with us at 1-866-684-7684 or email us for a free estimate. 

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