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How to Handle an Attic Mold Removal

Mold often goes unnoticed until it causes serious damage. Especially attic mold, since it is one of the areas in your home that you visit least. However, mold can grow almost anywhere there is moisture, which is why it is highly important to keep your indoor humidity at about to 30-60%.

Before you get to the attic mold removal process, thoroughly look for any sign of mold. Moisture builds up in your attic due to poor ventilation and it is easy to spot by checking the nails for any rust. The best thing you can do to at least stop the mold from growing is to install air dehumidifiers.

We have put together a guide on what type of mold you can find in your attic and why it’s important to call the Mold Removal and Remediation experts.

Mold removal process 

As we said earlier, mold grows anywhere there is a moisture problem. Thus, when you decide to remove the mold from your attic, you should get to the bottom of the issue first. You need to repair any leaks and cover any gaps coming from skylights, insulation, or plumbing components.

As soon as you finish doing the repairs or replacements, you can start the mold remediation and removal process. 

Call the mold removal and remediation experts

Sometimes even getting to the source of mold requires a lot of effort and professional equipment. 

Pre-testing

The first step is to perform a Pre-test, to see which type of mold spores are present in your home and how big the damage is. Our Mold removal technicians follow strict industry & new york state guidelines to restore your home. Advanced equipment is used to detect any sign of moisture, dry the property, and, most importantly, to remove the mold. 

Post-testing

Once that last step is done, we perform a Post-test to check the air quality and ensure your home is mold spore free. We also offer cleaning and disinfecting services to make sure your family is safe from the toxic mold.

We are New York State licensed mold remediation contractors, Licence #MR01129.

Is mold in attic common?

You may notice one or more types of mold in your attic. While the most common ones white and black, you may also encounter pink, yellow, or blue-green mold. 

Black mold in the attic

If the attic is not ventilated properly, moisture builds up and creates the perfect environment for mold growth. One of the most common types of mold resulting from this is the black mold. It is also known as ‘toxic black mold’, which scares people and urges them to remove it. While it is not exactly toxic, it does reduce air quality.

White mold in the attic

White mold is usually mistaken for efflorescence. If you notice white spots on concrete or masonry, it’s just salt deposits build-up from water seepage, also known as efflorescence.

If you notice powdery and fine white spots on wood or drywall, it is very likely to be white mold. The danger of white mold is that it does not grow just on the surface, but within the wood or drywall as well. Just like any type of mold, it grows in areas with condensation or poor ventilation.

Can mold in the attic make you sick?

Mold is very dangerous as it produces allergens and irritants. Especially if you are a sensitive person or suffer from asthma, simply inhaling or touching mold can cause serious allergic reactions. Other reactions include sneezing, skin rash, red eyes, or runny nose.

It is highly important to remove the mold as soon as possible as it not only affects your health but also your house and belongings.

 

Attic mold removal in New York

iFlooded Restoration licensed technicians are certified to perform mold remediation and ensure you are safe from the dangers of mold. We use professional tools and techniques to get to the roof of the problem and get rid of any sign of mold. Secondly, we remove the mold odor, disinfect the area, and offer you the expertise to prevent it from happening again. 

Once the work is done, if it’s a covered loss we bill your insurance company directly. This way, you have one less thing to worry about while you get your life back to normal.

 Are you concerned you may have mold in your home? Give us a call and we’ll perform a free assessment! We serve all 5 boroughs of New York, Westchester, and Long Island. 

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