If you suspect a mold outbreak in the attic, the best course of action is to work with a mold removal professional. The priority, of course, is to identify the source of the mold outbreak and determine the scope of physical damage.
At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we provide comprehensive mold remediation services. We start by thoroughly inspecting your attic. We then test the mold samples (if required). And finally, we provide safe removal and disposal.
In most cases, attic mold does not just appear – it’s a direct symptom of the environment in the attic. There may be inadequate air ventilation, there may be moisture accumulation, or there may be a water leak of some sort.
Whatever the cause and scope of a mold outbreak, professional mold remediation services are highly recommended. The fact is, mold removal should not be undertaken by anyone other than a qualified mold technician.
Mold grows naturally around us, including inside our homes. In various parts of the house, it can often spread without being visible. Under the right conditions, it can spread very quickly. Mold needs three elements to survive: a moisture source, material to feed on, and limited air circulation.
Because of the environment in the attic, mold has the perfect conditions to grow and thrive. If there’s a significant roof leak, for example, or water trickling into the attic, there’s enough moisture for mold to grow. And here, it’s as simple as repairing the roof leak and remediating the mold.
There are several species of mold that are not harmful to humans. For instance, in the washroom or in the kitchen, you can probably remove small outbreaks of mold by yourself. In the attic, however, things are different. This type of mold removal is best left to professionals like EcoComfort.
With attic mold, it’s essential to be safe and cautious. EcoComfort has the experience and expertise to do the work right. We don’t allow for “cross-contamination” in the home. We don't allow for airborne mold spores to spread. And we ensure the safest disposal to properly protect everyone.
Although many species of mold do not pose health risks, some species do. The risks are especially relevant for those with pre-existing health conditions. Mold exposure can cause the eyes, skin, and lungs to be irritated. And for those with allergies, the health symptoms are amplified.
There is no reason for someone to be unnecessarily exposed to mold. If you suspect mold growing in the attic, EcoComfort can provide mold remediation services. We will properly inspect the space, evaluate the scope of the outbreak, and recommend a course of action for repairs.
With a mold outbreak, certain health symptoms may arise, particularly for vulnerable people (pregnant women, young children, and the elderly). The symptoms depend on mold exposure.
Whatever the scope of a mold outbreak, most professionals will recommend removal. While there is no reason to panic, attic mold and attic spores can spread through the air. This will compromise indoor air quality and present additional health risks for everyone in the home.
For the most part, attics are out of sight – which means that mold issues often remain unnoticed and unattended. This is precisely why mold professionals recommend annual attic inspections. While a DIY inspection might be tempting, it does not compare with the professionals.
A proper attic inspection will assess whether installed insulation has been affected by mold. Damages can be identified at an early stage, and insulation performance can be measured. More than that, when insulation issues are identified, professional remedies can be suggested.
When it comes to attic mold, it’s not a good time to take on a DIY approach. This type of work requires proper equipment and protective wear, as well as experience and expertise to do the work.
In a scenario where mold must be removed, there's no better option than to hire professionals. At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we provide a professional and comprehensive approach.
In the attic, EcoComfort assures safe mold removal, secure disposal, practical repairs, and installation of new insulation. This isn’t the kind of work that an average homeowner can perform with success.
For the most professional mold removal in Toronto, homeowners can count on EcoComfort for guaranteed results. Our team of technicians does it right the first time. They know where to find mold. Then know when to test mold. And they know how to safely and effectively eliminate mold.
At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, our in-house technicians are IICRC Certified to provide mold remediation. Find out more by visiting our website at www.ecocomfortinsulators.ca. You can use our convenient online form or call 416-333-4554 directly arrange for a FREE price quote.
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