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The Best Approach to Address Mold in the Attic at a Marlborough Home

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Got mold? Mold remediation for your home is no DIY project. SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Can Help You with Protective and Restorative Solutions against Mold Damage

The development of mold in the attic is challenging compared to other house sections. Removing it isn't easy, and in many cases, it can remain hidden for a long time. For many people, the discovery of mold contamination only comes when doing something else, such as spring cleaning, which increases the inconvenience.

With the right plan, you can avoid many of the inconveniences that mold in the attic of your Marlborough home can present. For instance, instead of accidental discovery, you can schedule annual checkups ensuring that you do not have to stop other activities to address the problem. SERVPRO provides certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians who can help perform such inspections non-intrusively. You can also check for signs that indicate attic mold at any time.

Simple signs of trouble in the attic include:

  • A hot and stuffy attic
  • Black discoloration of wood in the attic
  • Wet attic insulation
  • Water dripping from ceiling fixtures like light and fans

Restoration should address the existing contamination and find long-term solutions for the causes. For example, insufficient ventilation is a common cause of mold in attics. The most likely reason is blocked soffit vents. Moisture from minor roof leaks can also wreak havoc if it goes unaddressed. Our SERVPRO crews can identify these issues during an annual inspection or when addressing existing mold.

Most of the surfaces in an attic are covered with porous materials like unfinished wood and insulation, which increase the remediation challenge. Removing all contaminated insulation is a crucial step. Our SERVPRO technicians can handle removal easily since we have large insulation vacuums. Cleaning unfinished wood is challenging, especially since you cannot use water. One effective solution for this is blast cleaning with soda or dry ice.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord readily provides solutions that address mold in the attic, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (978) 486-9868.

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