Mold In The Attic - Keizer, Oregon
Often when you think of mold growth water leaks pop into your mind.
This is true, but mold growth can happen without a leak. Think about your attic space in your home….your roof was just replaced. Attics are a great place for mold growth to occur. Material, time, temperature and water are the perfect combination for mold growth.
- Organic Material- Any material that is organic and not coated with paint or others impervious product. Includes wood, linen, food, paper, etc.
- Time- Mold growth can occur within 72 hour when all the right ingredients are present.
- Temperature- Mold can grow in most environmental conditions.
- Water- Mold requires water, moisture or humidity to grow.
The air in your attic space is heated and cooled multiple times a day. When heated air meets cool surfaces the result is condensation. Condensation allows for the opportunity for mold to grown.
It is important to visually inspect your attic at least once per year to ensure its not leaking and there are no early warning signs of mold growth.
If you see mold growth in your attic call SERVPRO of Salem West at (503) 393-9999 for a follow-up inspection and estimate for professional cleaning. In most cases a full attic cleaning and treatment can be performed in less than one day.