It is common to find mold in a safe and healthy living space as these fungi are part of our natural environment. These microbes exist in our air and require moisture for growth. The development begins when spores attach to damp or wet objects or organic matter. The attic space is often overlooked by most homeowners as it is not part of our daily living environment. Though attic insulation can assist in temperature regulation, moisture can be created through condensation.
Due to our seasonal temperature changes, the probability of mold production is heightened, hence mold removal and mold remediation is important. Also, the combination of humidity and common building materials such as plywood, drywall, and sheathing is enough to sustain growth.
What Causes Mold Growth In Your Home?
Mold growth is natural on the outside otherwise. Fungal growth occurs due to many reasons but the primary reason is moisture. Similarly, homes are not always dry or free of moisture. The indoor and outdoor temperature has a great impact on your home. Humid conditions can be the cause of moisture in a home. Lack of ventilation and leakages are also the reason for the building up of moisture. This, in turn, leads to the growth of mold. Well-insulated homes have fewer chances of mold growth as it prevents moisture keeping the temperature even.
Mold growth is a recurring issue in both brand new and old construction properties. We often neglect spaces we do not normally see. Mold in attics are often due to:
- Lack of air intake in the soffits due to blockages, inadequate baffles, or both.
- Insufficient roof ventilation for air exhaustion.
- Improperly installed bathroom fan or hose cause indoor air to vent into the attic space.
- Insulation deficiency.
- Roof leakage due to weather.
Celluloseman offers free visual mold detection or testing and as well to provide you options to best tackle the issue. In case of home insulation and mold removal, get professional help. Get in touch with Celluloseman for experts who can help and suggest you with insulation installation and mold removal.
Signs Of Mold In Your Home
Although it’s not a hard-to-see phenomenon, you may just already see it around the corners. Even to the extent that your body will show up signs. You can spot mold mostly around drywall, basements, bathrooms and around the sink, ceiling tiles, carpet or wallpaper and even plumbing pipes. Further are some health issues that can give you early signs of mold in your home.
- Sneezing too much or coughing.
- Sore and itchy throat.
- Frequent headaches and runny nose.
- Itchiness and irritation in the eyes and on the skin.
- Difficulty in breathing.
Homeowners who already have health problems like asthma or allergies are more prone to become sick due to molds.
Sometimes mold releases an earthy or meaty odour, some even smell like rotten wood. This could be really unpleasant to some who have a strong smelling sense. It is better not to ignore the odour even if you don’t find any mold. You may have to consider a thorough inspection of your home.
Small to Big Mold Growth
Molds are good at reproduction. Within no time they can grow from a small patch to covering up a major part of the area. Spotting a small amount of mold could also mean that there’s a larger part hidden away. There are different types and some may look different. Getting expert advice and inspection of your home can make the condition better before it gets worse.
If you are aware of the water leakage in your home then you should by now know about the mold too. Under your sink, mostly in the hidden or unnoticeable places, mold growth is common. The moisture created due to the leakage favours mold growth.
Condensation and Rust
Excess condensation indicates excess moisture which could potentially lead to mold growth and other problems. Rust is also caused due to condensation. Mostly around the pipes and corners with high moisture level, you can spot rust and this can help mold growth.
If your home or any place that has suffered water damage and is left unattended, there will be sure growth or mold. Mold grows in higher moist areas. Moisture is ideal for mold spores to thrive on. Make sure you resolve the damage and the place goes under a renovation to prevent molds.
Mold Removal & Remediation
After working in thousands of living spaces, a common theme for mold consists of:
- Improper ventilation (disconnected fans)
- Incorrect vapour and moisture barrier installation
- Insufficient air flow (roof ventilation or blocked soffits)
- Damaged roof
- Lack of insulation
Some questions we need to address are:
- What caused the mold?
- Why and how the mold is produced?
- Is it hazardous?
- Is this mold or discoloration?
- How do I get rid of it?
- Can I remove it myself?
Molds can potentially be a hazard through the production of allergens and respiratory issues. Sensitive individuals may also have a delayed or sudden reaction to mold including asthma attacks, irritation, headaches, congestion, and so on. As soon as mold is discovered, it is important to address the issue before it worsens. It is important to note that home buyers should address their concerns and hire a certified home inspector to determine if the home has any issues in all living spaces including the attic.
Our trained and experienced specialists are able to help determine the mold and how to effectively remove it. Celluloseman provides a visual assessment at no cost and the best solution to cease and eliminate the problem. Our expert team can guide you through the process in deciding the safest and least abrasive method. In addition, we are here to educate you how to prevent these issues from recurring in the future.
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