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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), half of the structures in the United States contain mold. Mold often spreads in attics because this area often contains many of the key elements necessary for mold growth – water or moisture (especially with a roof leak), wood and other organic building materials on which to feed, and the right temperatures where mold will grow and thrive. Additionally, attics are often a non-living area of the home where people do not spend a great deal of time, so mold can spread over large areas before it is discovered. Often, one of the earliest signs of a mold problem in these cases is an occupant who develops chronic, unexplained respiratory difficulties.
Why is mold often found in attics?
The most common causes of mold growth in attics are water or moisture problems resulting from:
Mold can begin to colonize in twenty-four hours after the spores find the right growing conditions. Mold will then likely continue to grow rapidly until something is done to change the environment in the area where it is growing by eliminating water or high moisture and humidity levels.
What are signs of attic mold?
There are three places to look for signs of attic mold growth:
What is the best way to remedy attic mold?
Since there are a variety of ways moisture can get into an attic, this is not a homeowner DIY project. To protect your home investment, a reputable mold expert should inspect your attic to determine if there are any actual mold problems or if conditions exist for the potential for future mold growth.
A mold professional will be able to inspect the attic to find the source of the mold and remove the current mold growth. Work with a professional experienced with complete attic inspections. Mold is the symptom of some underlying water or moisture issue. Even if the mold is removed, if the source of the moisture is not addressed, the mold will likely return. It is just as important to prevent future mold growth as it is to remove the current mold.
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