What is Your Risk of Attic Mold in Toronto
Published on October 21, 2021
Because attics are usually out of sight in a residential home, many homeowners pay little attention to what’s going on up there. However, the fact is, the attic affects the entire house, and what's happening in the attic will directly impact the occupants and the physical structure itself). This is especially true when it comes to a mold infestation.
When left unattended or unnoticed, a mold infestation can wreak havoc on the attic and roof cavity while presenting various health risks to everyone in the house. Professional attic mold removal can remedy the situation effectively and eliminate all traces of mold. And a good place to start is with an expert attic inspection.
For attic mold remediation in Toronto, EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting identifies the source of the mold and determines the extent of damage. EcoComfort starts off with a thorough inspection of the attic, and if required, the mold is tested. Finally, we undertake the mold removal and disposal with suitable precautions.
Causes For Mold Growth in Toronto
In most cases, attic mold will grow because of a combination of conditions in the attic. There could be inadequate ventilation – there could be excessive moisture – or there could be water leaking. Whatever the case, professional remediation is required. Mold assessment, attic mold removal, and mold disposal should be performed by a qualified technician. It’s simply not a DIY project for someone inexperienced.
Certain insulation materials can get wet and waterlogged if there’s a water leak in the roof. As such, the material is prone to mold because it provides nourishment. On inspection, wet insulation will likely signal the need for removal. However, it’s critical to determine the cause and source of water leakage before installing new insulation. When left unattended, the mold will only grow and spread throughout.
One of the most common reasons property owners require attic mold remediation in Toronto is insufficient ventilation throughout the attic and roof cavity. If ventilation is blocked or simply inadequate, the air in the attic stagnates – it’s an ideal condition for mold to grow. Here again, a good attic inspection can identify weak spots in the ventilation system and even allow for retrofitting before mold starts to grow. This type of prevention will save money.
If mold is growing somewhere in the house, airborne mold spores can easily reach the attic and create a new growth infiltration. In so many cases, the attic provides the moisture and organic material that mold requires to thrive. So as the spores spread through the air, they are attracted to the attic. Clearly, the original outgrowth needs to be identified, and the infiltration must be professionally remediated.
Professional Attic Mold Remediation in Toronto
For professional attic mold removal, EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting does it right the first time. We know how to inspect for mold, and we know how to effectively eliminate every trace. Our in-house technicians are certified for mold remediation, and we assure our customers of the safest removal and disposal possible. Our mold remediation services provide guaranteed results on every project.