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Rock Hill Attic Moisture - Should I be worried about my attic moisture issue?

While it may not seem important, attic moisture issues can have negative effects on your home and your family's health. Moisture build up is a result of improper ventilation, allowing moisture to be trapped and creating damp conditions that are perfect for mold growth. Moisture and mold can lead to rot and damage to your house. Moisture issues or mold grow that can also lead to health problems for you and your family. 

What is causing my Attic Moisture Issue?

Attic moisture is a result of one or both or the following:

Lack of Proper Ventilation - Your dryer vents, kitchen vents, or bathroom vents, should be properly installed and maintained regularly. If not, it is possible your vents can be contributing to your attic mold or attic moisture issue. Attic vents should also be run to the exterior of the building. When they're not, moist air is released within the house, most commonly into the attic. The air is trapped and a moist environment is created, leading to mold growth.

Improper Ventilation or Insulation - When an attic is not properly vented or insulated, moist air is able to enter the attic and is then trapped. The warmer air clashes with the cooler outside air, especially in the winter or colder months, and condensation is created. As the wood gets wet repeatedly, mold is able to root and survive.

How Can You Prevent Attic Moisture?

In order to prevent an attic moisture issue, there are a number of steps you can take. Installing an attic ventilation system will help keep moisture from building up in your attic. Adding attic insulation or fixing leaky duct work if necessary. Interior vents in the attic may need to be extended to the exterior of your home to keep them from depositing moist air where you want it least.

How Can AdvantaClean of York County Help You Fight Attic Moisture?

AdvantaClean of York County can help you by diagnosing the source of attic moisture and mold issues. Our specialists will identify what is causing the attic moisture or attic mold issue and will work with you to develop a plan to best handle the problem.

AdvantaClean's moisture control services solve moisture issues from the source. Our technicians are fully trained in installing equipment to keep your attic dry.

For information on our services and to schedule an appointment, call us today! 803-560-0255