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Is There Mold in My Attic?

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Rotting due to humidity and growth of molds wooden roof structures Mold damage on attic in Highland Beach, FL

Is There Mold in My Attic?

Whether you see black mold or just wonder if there's a musty odor coming from the basement, you need to act quickly. You might ask yourself some questions:

  • Is the smell stronger near the basement or the attic?
  • Does the house smell musty after it rains or during specific seasons of the year?
  • Are there any visible signs of leaks or moisture getting into the home?
  • Has there been a problem with mold in the past?

Ultimately, the only way to clear up a mold or moisture problem is to identify the source. This often means hiring a mold remediation and cleanup professional.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

One of the hardest places to find mold is in the attic or the area underneath the roof. This is because many homeowners seldom venture into the out-of-the-way part of the home, especially if it isn't usable. Black mold in the attic is a fairly common problem because it's often damp due to rain or snow or a moisture problem such as a leak.

Does Out-of-the-Way Mold Matter?

The mold in your attic may have a darkish, streaky appearance or it could look like whitish-pink polka dots. No matter what it looks like, the mold could be causing damage and other problems for your family. If you've noticed, for example, that mold smells and trouble seem to get worse during a rainstorm, the attic may have mold.

Professional Results Are Safest

One of your best options is to contact a professional mold removal specialist. In addition to handling mold cleanup, the professional may provide advice about preventing mold in the future. The amount of work involved in removing mold damage in the attic is often extensive and could be dangerous. Professionals have the training, tools, and personal protection gear to handle this project.

If you've noticed signs of mold in your Highland Beach, FL, home, especially when it rains, you may have black mold under your roof. Responding to this trouble requires more than wiping up surfaces or blocking off access to the attic. Contact a professional for safe and comprehensive mold remediation.

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