About Attic Mold Treatments
Attics are susceptible to mold growth due to the inherently moist environment, often caused by poor ventilation. An attic mold treatment from Jersey Shore Crawlspace includes a comprehensive treatment along with an extensive 10-year transferrable warranty!
Jersey Shore Crawlspace offers the most comprehensive attic mold treatments in NJ. Each treatment undergoes a two stage process to clean while killing and inhibiting future mold growth. Each treatment is backed with a 10-year transferrable warranty.
Why Mold Occurs Within the Attic
Mold can grow on virtually any organic material as long as moisture, oxygen, and a food source (the wood) are present. Molds can grow on wood, carpet, insulation, food and paper. Being that mold eats or digests what it is growing on, and in the case of a home it will cause structural damage if unaddressed.
To prevent damage to the home and building components, save money and avoid health problems by controlling the moisture within your attic’s environment and eliminating any current mold growth.
There are two main factors when it comes to mold growth within the attic, the common thread being moisture. Mold occurs when the wood moisture content (the amount of water in the pores of the wood) exceeds 20%, and/or the relative humidity within the crawlspace exceeds 55% for a period of time.
Roof leaks and/or poor ventilation will accelerate mold growth and put your home at higher risk for repairs.
How an Attic Mold Treatment is Performed
Our attic Mold Treatments consist of a two stage treatment process. Following an Attic Insulation Removal and/or an Attic Clean Out, our technicians begin by applying two separate materials to the exposed wood structure.
Following our technicians ensure the material has penetrated the pores of the wood. This allows for the materials to protect your wood for decades to come.
Each treatment is backed with a 10-Year Transferrable warranty!
How to Evaluate Moisture Conditions in the Attic
Mold growth most often occurs on the floor joists, girders, rafters, and insulation within the attic. During our evaluation, our technicians test the moisture within the wood structure and test both the outdoor and indoor humidity. We use these readings, along with visual inspection of the attic, for evidence of moisture intrusion or other issues that can contribute to mold growth.
Mold growth can often be visually apparent by means of discoloration, three-dimensional growth, and other factors, though our technicians rely on moisture readings as this is the recommended approach outlined by the EPA.
Mold testing is an added expense and is often deemed excessive. Reason being, if there is visual evidence of mold-like substance and moisture conditions that can foster mold growth. Mold tests can range from $200-$600 and will result in the same recommendation, which is to treat any mold growth.
Is All Mold Bad?
Some mold strains pose significant health risks, but even those that do not, can trigger a number of allergy and asthma related symptoms, in addition to attacking the integrity of the wood structure.
Health Symptoms Common When Exposed to Mold Growth in the Home
- Nasal & sinus congestion
- Itchy, red & watery eyes
- Respiratory problems, such as wheezing & difficulty breathing
- Throat irritation
Mold Should Never be Accepted in the Home
Mold is unacceptable in the living spaces, so why would you let it thrive where it’s out of sight? Mold not only poses health issues to all of those living in the home, but it can also negatively impact the value of the home itself. Protect the health of your family, the value of your home, and the investments that you’ve made into it by getting rid of mold as soon as it’s seen. Plus, our 10-year transferable warranty is perfect if you ever find yourself in the process of selling your home.
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