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Causes and Solutions to Attic Mold

You may not even realize you have mold in your attic. That's why it’s important to hire someone to inspect your attic for mold.

What causes attic mold? and if you notice it, what can you do? Read the blog and learn more.

Worker removing mold from attic

Causes of Attic Mold

There are different causes of attic mold. Here are a few to be aware of.

Ventilation issues

One of the most common causes of attic mold is because of insufficient ventilation in the attic. If your ventilation system is not functioning properly, the attic won't be able to exhaust the air. It prevents airflow, which causes warm, stuffy air and moisture to accumulate in the attic, and eventually leads to the growth of mold.

Another reason for the ventilation issue is the lack of vents. There are building codes that state the number of vents that you should have per 100 square feet.

Insulation Issues

Insulation helps regulate temperature and control moisture in your house. If it is installed improperly or not the right type of insulation, that can cause mold growth. Wet insulation also will cause mold.

Improper Exhaust

An improper exhaust system in the bathroom or kitchen will cause mold in the attic. The exhaust system is designed to remove humid air from the home. If it directly pumps out the air into the attic, this can cause condensation, then lead to mold in the attic.

Roof Issues

If your home has roof issues, you may end up having mold in the attic. If you notice a leak, check if mold is in the attic.

Solutions to Attic Mold

If you notice that you have attic mold, you should always call a professional. Attics can be a very dangerous area of your home because they aren't always structurally sound for walking around in. Do not take the risk of stepping into the attic. Hire the attic mold removal professional.

Get Rid of Your Attic Mold Today

At Mold Solutions Canada, we offer mold inspection and removal services in Brampton, Mississauga and the GTA. We understand mold and know how to tackle with. Contact us today to keep your attic mold free!

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