Attic Mold Treatments by JSCE
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 New Jersey. Each treatment undergoes a two-stage process to remove any current mold growth and inhibit it from growing again. Each treatment is backed with a 10-year transferrable warranty.
Common Health Concerns When Exposed to Indoor Mold Growth
- Nasal & sinus congestion
- Itchy, red & watery eyes
- Respiratory problems, such as wheezing & difficulty breathing
- Throat irritation
Why Mold Occurs Within the Attic
Mold can grow on virtually any organic material as long as it has moisture, oxygen, and a food source (the wood). Molds can grow on wood, carpet, insulation, food and paper. Being that mold eats or digests what it is growing on, it will cause structural damage to your home if left unaddressed.
Controlling the moisture within your attic’s environment is the only way to prevent damage to the home and building components, save money, and avoid health problems. 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 attic 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 cleanout and/or attic insulation removal, our technicians begin by applying two separate materials to the exposed wood structure.
Following this, our technicians ensure the material has penetrated the pores of the wood. This allows the treatment to protect your wood for decades to come.
Each treatment is backed with a 10-Year Transferrable warranty!
Evaluating 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 is that if there is visual evidence of a mold-like substance and moisture conditions that can foster mold growth, chances are that it is mold. Mold tests can range from $200-$600 and will result in the same recommendation, which is to treat any mold growth.
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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