Why is Attic Moisture a problem?
If you have moisture in your attic, you are providing the perfect environment for mold and mildew to invade your home and thrive. Attics tend to lack proper ventilation, allowing moisture to build and mold to move in. Allowed to continue, these conditions can lead to structural damage and rot as well as potential health problems for you and your family.
The Causes of Attic Moisture
Attic moisture is caused in two different ways: improper mechanical ventilation, and lack of proper ventilation or insulation. Improper mechanical ventilation refers to the incorrect exhaust systems of dryers, kitchen appliances, and bathroom vents. If these exhaust systems do not vent to the exterior of the house, they deposit moist air in the attic. The lack of proper ventilation and insulation leads to moisture build up because cool, moist air gets trapped in the attic, creating humidity and encouraging mold growth.
What Can Be Done
While there are steps that can be taken on your own such as adding insulation, or correcting appliance and bathroom vents, call AdvantaClean of SW Minneapolis and let our experts help you out!
Our moisture specialists are highly trained and experienced in identifying the underlying causes of moisture in your attic. They'll discuss every option with you and help you decide on the best course of action for you home, family, and budget. We'll help you get rid of that pesky mold as well as correct the overall source of moisture.