Mold – the pesky little fungi

Mold – the pesky little fungi

When is the last time you climbed into your attic? Summer is the perfect time for a check up, especially if it’s been a few years. Mold is a common problem, especially in older homes, and there are several contributing factors that can have a major impact on making an attic a mold-friendly environment:

•Inadequate attic ventilation (the #1 cause of mold growth in the attic)

•Bathroom, kitchen and dryer vents discharging into the attic

•Inadequate or missing attic floor insulation

•Improperly insulated cathedral ceiling and skylight chases

•Furnaces and water heaters installed in an open attic

•Plumbing vents that open into the attic

Solutions to attic problems can be relatively simple and inexpensive. Big and costly problems are usually inevitable if the issues go undetected and/or are ignored for long periods of time. If you are uncomfortable evaluating the attic on your own, give us a call. We are experts in identifying the problems, and more importantly — providing the solutions!

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