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What Needs to Happen to Remove Mold Colonization from the Attic?

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in attic If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Many Covina homes can contend with higher relative humidity and moisture concerns in the attic, leading to mold development. 

The presence of mold and microbial threats in Covina homes requires immediate action to prevent these harmful organisms from spreading to the rest of the property. With multiple organic matter types to feed newly developing colonies, the organism can rapidly move from surface to surface, creating a hazardous environment. This can be especially problematic for unfinished attic spaces with little to no materials between the open space and the floor below. 

Attic mold removal for Covina homes means much more than removing the colonies themselves during our remediation practices. Several staples of attic construction become damaged or compromised during microbial colonies' development, such as the insulation. Conventional roll-out insulation can get inspected for damage to the paper that suggests mold growth. Even when elements like blown-in cellulose insulation are not visibly damaged, they still must get vacuumed out to apply antimicrobial products and other inhibitors to the structure. 

What Remediation Practices Work for Attic Sheathing? 

In unfinished or partially finished attic spaces, exposed sheathing for the roof supports is a common element to see. This organic matter can be a magnet for developing mold colonies, especially the plywood backing. Careful consideration must get made into effective practices to remove this active colonization. Ultimately, the choice comes down to one, or a combination of, these approaches: 

  • Sanding 
  • Soda Blasting / Dry Ice Treatments 
  • Antimicrobial Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition

With environmental testing and thorough inspections, our SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina team can identify mold threats and work quickly to resolve them. You can count on our teams fast response to these emergencies with the appropriate products and tools to help. Give us a call when you need us at (626) 387-4111.

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