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Attic Mold

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cargo Truck Arriving For Inspection Inspecting properties for mold

Over 50% of houses have mold in their attics and homeowners have no idea. Most homeowners share the same reaction and concern, What type of mold is it? SERVPRO of Redondo/ Manhattan Beach can save you extra money in repair costs or even prevent you from being unable to sell your home on the market when dealing with mold.

Being Proactive is Key

Being a property owner its your responsibility to be proactive and inspect places in your home that are not usually inspected on the regular. Leaving mold unnoticed is a dangerous gamble for homeowners and very cost effective.

What Causes Attic Mold?

Poor ventilation can lead to condensation in your attic causing mold to build up and feed on. The water vapor in your property must go somewhere, and if it's not ventilated properly outdoors, you can end up with gathered moisture in your attic. You can get attic mold in warm or cold weather, always good to check for mold in your attic a couple times a year.

One of the most common causes of attic mold is a bathroom fan or dryer vent that runs directly to the attic. Directing the air straight to the attic is a red flag. Always avoid doing this if you're a homeowner. Feel free to reach out to us on any questions at (310) 939-9293.

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