Attic Mold Removal and Remediation
Homeowners don’t usually notice attic mold until it’s pointed out by a building inspector. And they don’t call an inspector until they’re getting ready to sell or buy a home. This leads to costly delays.
In 90% of moldy attics, the sheathing (boards or plywood covering the roof framing) will be black (possibly with the infamous ‘black mold‘). If you can see attic mold, removal is necessary.
Eliminate the causes, eliminate the mold.
The major source of mold in attics is improper ventilation:
- Soffits (overhangs) aren’t ventilated or they’re blocked by insulation.
- No gable vents (at the inverted “v” of the roof).
- No ridge vent (going the length of the roof at the top).
- A bathroom’s exhaust venting into the attic. Moisture escaping the bathroom hits the sheathing, and cold air outside creates condensation inside, creating mold-optimal conditions.
The other major cause is water, such as from:
- Leaks in the roof
- Chimneys with improper flashing (material used to prevent leakage).
These issues, coupled with other mold-friendly conditions, creates mold problems in the attic and must be corrected.
H&H Environmental Provides:
- Free Consultations
- Attic mold inspection, testing and reports
- Mold remediation and removal / abatement
- Mold treatment to prevent future mold and mildew growth
- Written transferable warranties on all jobs
The Attic Mold Removal Process: Phase I (Abatement)
First, the ventilation and water issues must be addressed. There’s no sense in removing the mold until you remove the conditions that let it grow. When you eliminate the cause, only then can you eliminate the mildew and mold.
The attic mold removal and abatement process includes correcting any ventilation defects, and removing and replacing insulation. It is not usually necessary to replace sheathing.
Attic Remediation Process: Phase II (Cleansing)
We use a multi-step process for attic mold treatment:
- Contain any materials not receiving treatment with 6 mil. poly plastic .
- HEPA vac all surfaces receiving treatment.
- Apply cleaning system throughout.
- Apply biocide throughout (preventing mold from regrowing).
- Supply negative air (for all jobs) to keep any contamination from spreading.
All our mold remediation products are environmentally friendly, and very green!
Providing Attic Mold Inspection and Clean Up Services for the Following States:
Albany | Bronx | Columbia | Delaware | Dutchess | Greene | Montgomery | Orange | Putnam | Queens | Rensselaer | Rockland | Saratoga | Schenectady | Schoharie | Sullivan | Ulster | Westchester and Manhattan