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Mold in your attic insulation? Next steps.

Published on June 18, 2021

Mold in your attic insulation? Next steps.

Because the attic and roof cavity is hidden from sight, you may not know about mold infiltration until it has fully established itself. Mold is actually quite tricky, and it can stay well hidden until the telltale signs become apparent in the home.

For the most part, mold doesn’t just start to grow on attic insulation. Mold grows and flourishes in an environment that's dark, damp, and has little ventilation. If mold appears in an attic, there is likely excessive air moisture, and a potential water leak.

With a noticeable mold outbreak, the best first step is to inspect the attic. EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting provides professional attic inspection in Mississauga, in addition to expert mold testing to identify various species of mold when it’s deemed necessary.

Mold Growing in Attic Insulation

While mold does grow naturally, it needs moisture and a food source to survive. Attics contain the perfect combination – a high level of air moisture and a food source like insulation. Under these conditions, in addition to limited air circulation, mold will not just grow - it will thrive.

Telltale Signs of Mold

When attic mold grows, there will likely be some key signs such as a foul, musty odour. In fact, if the attic is hot and stuffy in summer, it’s probably not well ventilated, which enables mold growth. There may also be black stains on the wood and similar black growth patterns right on top of the insulation.

Good Time for An Inspection 

In most homes, it’s a good idea to have regular attic inspections. A professional attic inspection can easily determine if the attic insulation has mold. When a mold infestation is identified early through assessment, serious damage can be avoided, along with the cost of remedies.

Prompt for Insulation Removal 

While many mold species aren’t harmful to humans, attic mold should be removed when discovered. This is work best left to a professional with the experience and expertise to provide the safest removal and disposal. This is not a good time to opt for a DIY mold removal approach.

Improving Attic Ventilation 

A well-ventilated attic will control air moisture levels and thus prevent the chance for mold to grow. Proper attic ventilation will also allow the home to “breathe” better in winter and summer. And finally, by installing attic and roof vents, the attic will be dry, which does not attract unwanted rodents or pests.

Upgrading Attic Insulation 

Upgraded attic insulation, improved ventilation, and appropriate air sealing significantly minimizes the chance for mold to develop in the attic and roof cavity. More than that, home energy is improved during the summer and winter, and indoor comfort is enhanced from season to season.

Call An Expert If You Suspect Mold

Mold can be much more than just a nuisance. Beyond the potential for physical damage and poor air quality, there are also health hazards to consider when an infiltration proliferates. 

At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we provide a host of attic insulation services with a highly skilled team of professionals specializing in mold removal.

To get things going, we offer attic inspection in Mississauga to identify various issues, including mold growth. Post-inspection, we offer our recommendations.

Call the attic experts at EcoComfort or message us online today to find out more about our Mississauga attic services

Why Choose Us

EcoComfort We Are Attic Service Experts

We Are Attic Service Experts

We are experts in attic insulation, attic ventilation, attic mould prevention and remediation, and attic disinfection. Our quality products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for indoor use. Meaning you won’t ever have to vacate your home. Our attention to detail is unmatched.

EcoComfort We Save You Money

We Save You Money

All of our insulation products are Canadian-made and carefully screened to meet rigid quality standards. We don’t sacrifice the quality of our product, we stand by our work, and we offer a warranty on all of our services.

EcoComfort We Provide All-In-One Services

We Provide All-In-One Services

We offer a wide range of attic and roof services. We have the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Our team of full-time, experienced attic experts can handle every aspect of the job, we never subcontract our jobs.

EcoComfort We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We make sure that every job is done right from start to finish and that every customer is 100% satisfied. We have a long list of happy customers and have insulated thousands of attics over the years. Our level of experience in this field is unmatched!

EcoComfort We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We don’t pay commissions to salespeople. At EcoComfort, there’s no inflated pricing, no hidden fees or surprise costs. We believe in doing the job efficiently the first time around. We never compromise on quality; our work is always guaranteed.

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