Causes of Attic Mold : 4 Potential Sources
What Dangers Lurk in Your Attic?
The attic is a place where ghosts and monsters like to hide in scary movies. But in real life, the attic is a place where a very real danger lives, a danger that can make your family very sick: attic mold.
Of course, mold can grow almost anywhere in your home; under the sink, under the crawl space, inside walls, and even in windowsills. For a mold problem to develop, there must be excess moisture. The attic is one place where the likelihood of mold development is very high, due to the potential for moisture issues. There are several reasons for this, which go beyond a simple leaky roof. Check out 4 potential causes of attic mold below:
1) Poor Attic Ventilation
2) Roof Leaks Cause Attic Mold
3) Exhaust Vents into the Attic
This can be an even bigger problem than a roof leak, because in addition to the vents pushing moist air into the attic, the air is also hot. If you have any exhaust vents going into the attic, it's vital to have it inspected by a mold professional and to consider your options for adjusting the vent installation.
4) Poor Insulation Can be the Cause of Attic Mold
For example, attic mold growth during winter can occur when warm air inside the house escapes into the attic and clashes with the colder air in the attic causing the air to condense and create moisture droplets.
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