Dampness in your home can lead to mold and mildew growth, and in addition to being a health hazard, moldy conditions have the potential to cause rot, structural damage, and premature paint failure. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best way to control mold growth is moisture control; and the three most common places for moisture in your home include your attic, crawl space, and basement. Take a look below at the 3 most common places for moisture to see what could potentially be causing your moisture issue.
Common Places for Moisture: Attic Moisture Issues
Attic moisture problems can lead to mold, mildew, or other biological growth. The absence of proper attic ventilation fosters attic mold growth by allowing moisture to become trapped in the attic. Moldy attic conditions could lead to rot, structural damage, and a variety of health problems for susceptible individuals. Attic moisture issues most commonly stem from a lack of:
- Improper mechanical ventilation
- Lack of attic insulation or proper attic ventilation