How to Prevent Attic Mold this Season
Mold loves dark, warm and damp places. That description sounds a lot like an attic that’s been neglected for more than a few months. Oftentimes homeowners will never frequent up to their attics unless to fetch Christmas decorations or camping equipment for the summer months. It isn’t until then that we make the shocking discovery: We have an attic mold problem!
But instead of waiting around to discover a mold problem, why not be proactive and prevent a mold issue from forming in the first place? Below are a few helpful tips.
- Check Your Roof. An attic with a mold problem is a good indication that there’s something wrong with your roof. Many homes in Quincy and surrounding areas are battered by harsh New England weather, causing leaky roofs that eventually lead to rot and mold. Make sure you replace your roof every 15 or 20 years.
- Where is Your Bathroom Vent Leading? In many older homes, bathroom vents often expel warm air from showers into the attic where it meets the cooler air and condenses to create water droplets and, eventually, mold. Calling in a mold removal specialist can help determine where this vent is leading.
- Replace Attic Insulation. Attic insulation is a wonderful invention: it keeps our home at a stable temperature throughout the year and reduces energy costs. Unfortunately mold loves insulation because it can easily saturate with moisture coming from a leaky roof. Our Quincy mold remediation experts can remove and replace this mold-infested insulation.
At BGS Environmental Services, Inc. our trained professionals can perform interior demolition if your attic mold problem is extensive. We are fully capable of re-routing your dryer vents to the outside where they can no longer be a cause of attic mold. Call us today at (774) 300-9310 to improve your quality of living mold-free!