PORTLAND ATTIC MOLD REMEDIATION
Attic Mold in Portland is extremely common in our Northwest climate.
Portland attic mold is generally directly attributable to 4 basic causes:
- Lack of adequate ventilation or improper ventilation
- Existing or past roof or flashing leaks
- Improperly exhausted bathroom fans and/or dryer vents
- Attic Bypass or Attic Air Leaks
Certified Mold Cleaning inspects attic intake vents for blockage, calculates recommended venting requirements and checks for roof leaks and improperly vented fans.
ATTIC MOLD REMEDIATION PROCESS
Analysis & Correction
The most important step is to address the cause of Portland attic mold. Most attic mold is from a lack of proper ventilation, roof leaks, improper exhaust venting or attic air leaks.
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Attic mold in Portland is extremely common in our Northwest climate. Most people realize the importance of insulating an attic, but few realize that the ventilation of the attic is as important. If the attic has inadequate ventilation, the warm air of the home will rise into the attic and be unable to exit this area.
This is why, in cold weather, moisture condenses on cold surfaces (like attic roof sheathing/decking). This moisture provides a perfect situation where mold grows. Our mission is to aid present or prospective home owners by not only conducting attic mold inspections, but also inform the home owners of potential causes and remediation methods.
The need for proper attic ventilation cannot be overstated enough. Bad attic ventilation can cause moisture buildup on the roof sheathing and lead to the formation of attic mold. Total Net Free Ventilating Area (TNFVA) refers to the fact that there should be proper ventilation for every 150 square feet of attic space.
The number is a recommendation by the Federal Housing Administration, which recommends between a 1/150 to a 1/300 ratio depending on the age of the home. If you have an older home, then a 1/300 ratio is suitable, since the home is probably less energy efficient, and thus less airtight. The building codes of new homes over the past 20 years are much stricter, making them more airtight, and therefore requiring additional ventilation.
Certified Mold Cleaning & Restoration recommends a 1/150 ratio for attics with evidence of mold.