At Daleen Restoration Services, our neighbors in the Twin Lakes, WI, area and Lake Geneva, WI, know that winter storms can really do a number on their roof. However, winter weather and hot summer sun don’t just wreak havoc on the outside of your home’s roof.
A damaged roof can also result in damage to the attic. Specifically, attic mold which, when left unchecked, can grow quickly and affect the entire structure of your home.Attic mold often needs remediation and restoration afterward.
In this article, we’re looking at how attic mold occurs and the best ways to remove it.
What Causes Attic Mold?
Attic mold is caused by a combination of excess moisture and poor ventilation. Roof leaks, even small ones, can lead to excess water in the attic’s walls, insulation, and even the supporting beams and joists. Over time, the combination of a warm, stuffy environment and the excess water creates the perfect environment for mold to flourish. When the space is poorly ventilated, it causes the mold to grow faster, especially in the summer.
How Do I Know If I Have Attic Mold?
Attics are often the least-used room in the home, and many homeowners may not realize that they have mold until it’s very visible and needs professional remediation to remove it. There are a few indications that you have mold in your attic:
- Musty smell, or a smell like wet newspapers
- Dark black stains or streaks on wood surfaces – this indicates a serious mold problem
- Wet insulation in the attic. This indicates not just a roof leak, but also that you have the perfect environment for mold
- An excessively hot or stuffy attic. This indicates a ventilation problem, which creates the perfect environment for mold
How Do I Remove Attic Mold?
Unfortunately, removing attic mold isn’t as simple as washing off the wood and walls of the attic. You need a mold remediation service to completely remove the mold. Our professional team is trained according to industry standards and uses specialized source removal that removes the mold completely while minimizing the damage to the structure of your home. More severe mold problems may necessitate abrasive blasting, using sand or dry ice.
Once the mold is completely removed, then your remediation service will fix the conditions that created the mold problem, and complete restoration service to treat the areas where the mold was removed.
Professional Remediation Services in Wisconsin
If you’re a homeowner in Elkhorn, WI, Burlington, WI, Twin Lakes, WI, or Lake Geneva, WI and you think you have an attic mold problem, we can help! The team at Daleen Restoration Services has years of experience working with mold remediation and careful restoration in houses across the area. We use the best techniques and have staff professionally trained to remove all the mold, and then complete restoration to prevent it from coming back. Give us a call today or chat with us online to book your inspection and remediation appointment today!