Attic Mold Remediation
If you’re suspecting a mold outbreak in your attic, a professional assessment is highly recommended. With mold, it’s important to identify the source of the outbreak and to determine the scope of any damage. With EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, you can be sure of a comprehensive approach to attic mold remediation. We fully inspect your attic; we test mold samples when required; and we undertake safe removal and disposal.
Attic mold is not just an occurrence – it’s a symptom of the attic environment. In fact, when mold infiltrates the attic, there’s also a chance that indoor air quality will be affected. As such, certain health risks may be posed for occupants. That’s why EcoComfort offers a full service approach – with a team of highly trained technicians who are licensed and certified in mold remediation. When it comes to finished results, we’re not satisfied until you are.
Common causes of mold growth around the home
Mold is naturally occurring everywhere, including inside our homes. While it often grows without being seen, it can spread quickly under the right conditions. Mold simply needs three things to thrive: organic material to feed; a moisture source; and limited airflow.
As it is, the attic provides perfect conditions for mold to grow and spread. If you’ve had a roof leak or water seeping into the attic, it’s important to check for mold immediately. It’s also just as important stop the accumulation of water and moisture with proper repairs.
Should I clean up a mold infestation by myself?
There are certainly some species of mold that aren’t harmful. In the washroom or kitchen, it’s possible to remove mold by yourself. But in the attic, things are different. Attic mold is best left to specialists like EcoComfort who understand mold species and removal options.
With attic mold, it’s better to be safe than sorry. EcoComfort has the tools and equipment to do the work right - without “cross-contaminating” your home with airborne mold spores. From removal to disposal, we provide a safe process that protects everyone in the home.
Is it safe to stay inside a mold infested home?
There are certain species of mold that can compromise your health, especially if you have specific health issues. High levels of mold exposure can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and lungs. People with allergies will suffer more and with symptoms that are amplified.
Bottom line, there’s no reason to be exposed to mold unnecessarily. At the same time, there’s no need to panic. If you suspect mold in the attic, EcoComfort can inspect the space, assess the scope of infiltration, and make recommendations for remediation and repairs.
If there are health risks present, EcoComfort will advise on the best course of action. In addition to effective mold remediation, our objective is to provide a home that is totally safe and without the potential for mold to return and grow again. Our results are guaranteed.
What are the effects of mold on personal health?
Although not all mold species are considered toxic or harmful, inhaling mold spores should be avoided at all cost. Naturally, the gravity of health symptoms is relative, but there are certain groups who are more vulnerable: young children, pregnant women, and the elderly. With symptoms, this too will depend on the individual and to the extent of mold exposure.
- irritation to the skin, eyes, throat, and sinuses
- coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing
- allergic reactions and worse asthma symptoms
- respiratory discomfort and various lung issues
Do I really need an expert for mold remediation?
If you have a mold infiltration in the attic, a DIY approach to removal is ill advised. To begin with, the health risk is not worth it. But more importantly, removal and remediation has to be comprehensive, and it’s the professionals who can eliminate the source most effectively.
EcoComfort technicians know how to do it right – they know where to look for mold – they know how to identify a species – and they know how to properly remediate. The objective, of course, is to eradicate the source of the mold and eliminate the conditions for regrowth.
For professional mold remediation in the Greater Toronto Area, contact the experts at EcoComfort Insulation and Contracting. Call 416-333-4554 for a FREE quote or fill out our online form.