Attic Mold Removal in Birmingham: Causes of Attic Mold
- Date: 08-2021
At Green Home Solutions, our attic mold removal services give homeowners in Birmingham an easy way to fight attic mold growth. By using the natural mold-fighting power of plant enzymes, we neutralize mold at the source.
But when it comes to attic mold, it’s better to prevent mold in the first place than rely on attic mold removal treatments.
That’s a lot easier when you understand the most common reasons for attic mold growth. This way, you can check your attic for mold vulnerabilities and make sure that it’s in good shape to avoid mold growth. To get you started, we’ve put together the following guide to four common causes of attic mold problems in Birmingham.
Common Causes of Attic Mold Growth
1. Roof Leaks. The most common reason for attic mold problems is a leak in your roof. Roof leaks are most common along the flashing, which may become damaged or loosened, or at points where your roof joins with vents and/or chimneys.
2. Poor Ventilation. Humid air can easily lead to mold problems if it becomes trapped in your attic. This can occur if vents become blocked due to debris, clutter, or another obstruction. You’ll need to keep both roof vents and soffit vents open to avoid ventilation problems.
3. Improper Insulation. A surprisingly common source for attic mold problems is improper insulation. With too little insulation, moisture and heat from your living space can enter your attic and create ideal conditions for mold. With too much insulation, you could end up blocking vents or trapping pockets of moisture and heat in your attic.
4. Exhaust Vents. Exhaust vents for your bathroom, kitchen, and dryer should all be directed outside of your home. However, if these exhaust vents are poorly installed, or if the ductwork becomes damaged, they can end up funnelling hot, humid air into your attic.
Attic Mold Removal Treatments in Birmingham
Worried about mold in your attic? If you’ve found signs of mold, the team at Green Home Solutions can help. We will carefully inspect your attic to determine the source and scope of the problem. We will then perform an attic mold removal treatment using green-certified products to neutralize the mold in your attic.
Our attic mold removal treatments are provided throughout the Birmingham area, with services available to homeowners in:
- Mountain Brook
- Surrounding areas
Contact Green Home Solutions today at (205) 968-1425 to book an attic mold removal treatment in Birmingham.