GTA & Surrounding Area

Preventing Attic Mold This Winter Season 

Published on January 15, 2020

Preventing the growth of mold in your attic will also lessen the need for attic mold removal and remediation. The fact is, winter weather can actually increase the likelihood of attic mold, and once the infiltration has taken hold, mold can pose a number of problems (that are often costly).

As it is, the attic is a very attractive environment for mold to grow. The conditions are just perfect – attics tend to be dark, warm, humid, and still. The problem is that mold can often be quite destructive, making it absolutely necessary for professional attic mold removal.

A well-maintained attic is the key to mold prevention

If your attic has signs of mold growth, there may already be damage occurring. In worst-case situations, there could be damage to the wooden structure of the attic, not to mention significant harm to the attic insulation. With attic mold (and the associated mold spores) it’s important to identify the source and scope of the infiltration, and then do something about it. The good news is that proper maintenance can prevent the growth and spread of mold.

Maximizing Attic Ventilation

Interestingly, older houses seldom suffered from attic mold. That’s because attics in those days were very drafty and the space was actually well ventilated. There was a constant air exchange between indoors and outdoors and therefore the humidity was at a low level.

Today, with different construction methods, attics and roof cavities have either too little ventilation or none at all. As such, homeowners must ensure that attic air vents provide the most continuous airflow possible. An attic ventilation upgrade may also be necessary.

Ensuring a Dry Attic Cavity

Keeping the attic and roof cavity dry from season to season is essential for preventing mold growth. For many homeowners, it means NOT allowing the kitchen and bathroom exhausts to vent into the attic – they should all be designed to vent outdoors, without any exception.

In addition to keeping the attic dry, it’s also important to prevent warm, humid air from rising up into the attic. Finally, it’s impetrative to check for signs of roof leakage, especially during the rainy season. Without proper repairs, roof leaks can be the start of problems.

Seasonal Attic Inspection

In any residential home, a professional attic inspection is a good idea from time to time. It’s a sure-fire way to identify mold growth, roof leakage, and even damaged insulation. Since the roof and attic work as a “system”, the inspection can determine overall performance.

In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting can provide a professional attic inspection to identify problem areas – from a mold infiltration, to roof leaks, to underperforming insulation. As well, EcoComfort can recommend the remedy.

For attic services in Toronto, you can count on EcoComfort 

Clearly, preventing household mold is the ideal scenario – but there are times when attic mold establishes itself and needs to be removed. In Toronto, the attic experts at EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting provide attic mold removal that is effective and long lasting.

Our technicians have the tools and expertise to do it right, eradicating the mold source and eliminating any conditions for the mold to regrow. Find out more by calling 416-333-4554 or filling out our online form to request a FREE price quote.

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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