Attic mold in Boston harms your building materials, insulation and air quality. It can happen if your roof is not secured against the weather or an appliance is dripping. No matter how it starts, you can’t ignore the potential dangers. Call for swift, professional mold remediation.
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The presence of attic or basement mold can drive up home inspection prices and make a property less valuable. We have worked extensively with many real estate companies throughout the area to evaluate and do fast, complete mold removal.
We are specially certified, licensed and insured to remove the problem from attic to basement, and ensure your house is safe, secure and comfortable throughout.
Attic mold in Boston, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Attic mold is usually caused by poor ventilation and trapped moisture. Its growth can be a hazard to your health, building materials and anything you store up there. Why risk the things that are precious to you? We can come in, assess the situation accurately and quickly get rid of it completely. We’ve been number one in Eastern Massachusetts mold removal since 1987.
Why the Attic?
Fungus needs several conditions in which to grow: warmth, moisture and oxygen. Remove these conditions and it will die. Our job is first to kill it and then to remove it. This might be as easy as scraping it off, but we also might need to remove heavily affected building materials or insulation. Why? It can regenerate even after years of being dormant. It sits there, waiting for the right conditions to spring back to life. So it’s wise to invest in repairs to your roof, ventilation system, and any leaky appliances up there.
Attic mold often begins with inadequate ventilation. If moisture can’t escape to the outside or evaporate quickly enough, it forms condensation. This can soak into your insulation, which mold thrives on. It can also rust or corrode metal, such as roofing nails, which can eventually cause holes in the rooftop. And that, of course, means more moisture gets in.
Even worse, it can get into your HVAC ducts and spread the spores all over the house. If you have a loved one with allergies, COPD or asthma, you are risking their health. We remove it with proper mold remediation techniques.
If you are among the many people with blanket-type insulation, and especially if you did it yourself, you may have missed a spot. Uneven thermal protection or obstructions in soffit vents below causes moisture from the lower floors to rise and get trapped in the attic. Moisture is a gourmet meal to fungus! If your insulation has a kraft paper facing, it can trap wetness inside even more thoroughly.
Plumbing or dryer vents, even the fan in your bathroom or kitchen can feed moist, warm air to the top of the house. Many an attic mold problem starts out that way. Call us for mold remediation, and hire someone to reroute the vents outside.
If you notice uneven snow distribution on your roof or excessive ice along gutters, you may have ice dams. These can cause moisture to leak inside your roof. Solution: Keep gutters clean, get a roofer to check things out, and call us to remove any black spots you see forming.
We can remove all types of attic mold. Sometimes it can be scraped off and treated with professional strength antimicrobial mixtures. Sometimes, if it’s bad enough, we will have to remove materials. Your family’s health is worth it!
We remove attic mold in Boston Cape Cod, Massachusetts.