Your roof is your first line of defense against the inclement New England weather. If your roof develops a leak, then water can slowly start to seep into your attic and cause severe damage if the issue is not addressed in time. Where there is water and a warm, dark environment, there is also mold growth — and attics are the perfect environment.
Why Attic Mold Should Be A Homeowner Concern
Attic mold remediation is the process of identifying the location and extent to which mold is present in an attic, and taking the proper steps to remove it. As with basement mold, attic mold can spread quickly throughout the area and cause severe health problems over time for those living in the house. Attic mold can also be detrimental to the structure of your home, causing weakness in the roof and supporting beams.
How Our Experts Identify Attic Mold
Our mold remediation specialists will first assess the inside of your attic to look for signs of water damage. Water damage means that there is a leak nearby. Our crew may need to go outside onto the roof to check whether there is damage to the shingles, siding or gutters as these exterior aspects of your home can cause leaks. Determining the source of the water that’s causing the mold problem is half the battle (and usually the hardest part). Afterwards, our mold removal crew will get to work on removing the problem.
If you live in the South Shore or Greater Boston area and believe there is mold present in your attic, or anywhere else in your home, contact BGS Environmental Services, Inc. to learn more about our mold remediation services.