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Attic Mold Remediation in Schaumburg

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Before and after shot of wood sheathing, with black staining on the left and the cleaned result on the right An attic mold job before and after shot.

With spring weather on the horizon and winter thawing away in Schaumburg, humidity and moisture levels tend to rise, which can create the perfect breeding ground for mold growth in your home. The attic is one of the most common areas of mold growth due to the hotter temperature, higher humidity, and the wood sheathing providing the perfect food source. 

Oftentimes, attic mold can be left unnoticed until the home is put up for sale, which could create an "attic-panic" for both the buyer and seller. 

Causes of Attic Mold Growth

  1. Bathroom fans and dryer vents: These systems are meant to pump moisture out of the house. If they are somehow venting into the attic, this can cause a moisture problem, which leads to mold growth.
  2. Inadequate ventilation: When an attic does not allow for sufficient airflow, the air can become warm and humid, which will then condensate along the cold sheathing in the winter. The wet wood allows for mold spores to feed and grow. 
  3. Roof leaks: Spring and summer rains can seriously damage your attic if you have any leaks in your roof. The amount of moisture caused by rain leakage provides the perfect environment for mold to grow.

Why Call A Professional?

Attic mold remediation jobs are tricky and complex to handle, but we at SERVPRO are trained and experienced in this type of work. We follow industry standards to make sure the mold and mold staining are properly cleaned. The most common method we utilize is chemical-based, using a powerful mold stain remover to eradicate any darkened spots and leave virtually no trace of mold staining. In addition, we set up containment around the point of access to ensure the chemical is contained and mold spores are not released into the rest of the property, and we create a negative airflow system to bring air from the living space into the attic area, exhausting humid air outside. 

We Are Qualified Mold Remediation Technicians

We at SERVPRO are AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician) certified, and we have the proper training and equipment to make sure any attic mold remediation work is performed thoroughly and correctly. Call us today at (847) 593-3055 to make attic mold "Like it never even happened."

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