Most homeowners do not usually suspect they have mold in their attic until a home inspector discovers it. Attic mold is, however, a common occurrence in areas where climate norms include rain and humidity in the summer and snow and ice in the winter. Though these climate conditions are not the sole cause of attic mold, they can contribute when combined with other aggravating factors.
If you have a mold problem in your attic or would like a mold inspection done to see if you have visible mold, Certified Indoor Environmental can help. We are a residential and commercial mold removal and remediation company that serves Oregon’s Portland and Salem metropolitan areas. We work with homeowners, realtors, home inspectors, home sellers, home buyers, property managers, and anyone who needs mold testing or mold remediation performed.
Our family-owned and operated company is well familiar with the damp climate of the Pacific Northwest, and experts specializing in attic mold remediation. Our customers consistently give us a 5 star customer service rating.
Attic mold is directly attributable to four main causes:
Mold causes damage to your home’s structural components – wood, drywall, insulation, etc. Mold also destroys personal belongings stored in the attic, such as books and papers, clothing, photos, and any other type of organic substance. Mold can worsen symptoms in people with allergies and asthma, and be especially dangerous to children and older people. Mold contamination requires prompt and proper treatment if you want to minimize the damage and restore your home to a safe, healthy condition.
The best way to control mold growth in your attic is to control the moisture that gets in. For example, in cold weather, moisture condenses on cold surfaces such as attic roof sheathing, or warm air leaks into the attic space from the rooms below, or ice dams build up on the roof and force water inside – all situations that present an optimum environment for mold to grow if the moisture has no way to escape. Attics should be properly ventilated so that moisture that enters also has a way to get out. Without ventilation, moisture and dampness have nowhere to go. As a result, mold spores quickly settle in and thrive in the dark, damp environment.
The experts at Certified Indoor Environmental put into action a proven step-by-step process for removing and cleaning attic mold – a process that obtains the best results possible no matter what the cause.
Certified Indoor Environmental is family owned and operated, which means we are sized right to offer the customized service and attention to detail needed to properly address any attic mold issue. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and experts in attic ventilation and eliminating moisture from the attic, which is the most common cause of attic mold. Trust our top-rated customer service team to handle your every need and concern.
Our attic mold remediation services include:
The professionals at Certified Indoor Environmental are experts at testing and removing mold in attics in all types of properties. If you have located mold in your attic, or believe you may have mold, call us right away. We will work quickly to inspect and test the area for mold, then put into action our guaranteed mold removal and remediation process.