Attic moisture problems can lead to mold, mildew, or other biological growth. The absence of proper attic ventilation fosters attic mold growth by allowing moisture to become trapped in the attic. Moldy attic conditions could lead to rot, structural damage, and a variety of health problems for susceptible individuals.
What Causes Attic Moisture?
- Improper mechanical ventilation - Dryer vents, plumbing vents, kitchen vents and bathroom vents should always be exhausted to the exterior of the building. When these vents are not exhausted properly, moist air is deposited into the attic, raising the humidity, and potentially causing attic mold growth.
- Lack of proper attic ventilation or attic insulation – In cooler climates, or just winter months in general, warm, moist air enters our attics from the living space below and clashes against the cool roof decking and framing, resulting in condensation or even interior frost in attic. This repeated and sustained wetting of the wood encourages attic mold growth. Attic ventilation systems help control the attic moisture, temperature and humidity by exhausting the moist air, eliminating the potential for condensation or frost in the attic.
When addressing any interior mold issue, the attic moisture source must be addressed to provide a long term solution. The key to eliminating attic mold is controlling the moisture in the attic. AdvantaClean experts can help diagnose your attic moisture and attic mold issues by properly recommending and implementing an attic ventilation system or other corrective measures.
How Can I Achieve Proper Attic Ventilation?
- Adding insulation
- Sealing leaky duct work
- Extending bathroom or kitchen vents or ducting to the exterior of the home
- Increasing ventilation through installing active or passive attic ventilation systems
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