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  Attic mold can hold up the sale of a home.
Homeowners don't usually notice it until it's pointed out by a building inspector.
And they don't call an inspector until they're getting ready to sell or buy a home. This leads to costly delays.

 The reasons why mold may begin to grow in an attic;

  • Too much humidity in Attic from the HVAC system humidifier 

  • Insufficient soffit venting (from the eaves) 

  • No attic Ridge venting (at the roof peak) 

  • Inadequate Attic gable venting (side vents)

  • Not enough insulation (poor thermal envelop) 

  • Clothes dryer venting into the attic (source for high humidity) 

  • No bathroom vents, so humidity builds in attic (source for high humidity) 

  • Bathroom vents into attic (not above the roof line) (source for high humidity

Attic Mold And Ventilation
A common occurrence in a surprisingly high number of attics, particularly in the New Jersey climates, is the growth of mold. A common cause of the problem is inadequate ventilation into the attic and with warm moist air rising through the ceiling and into the roof it can get trapped providing the perfect conditions for mold growth. For this reason alone, mold removal should be undertaken as soon as possible.

Attic mold can spread completely through the entire length and breadth of the attic. If the mold that is growing in the attic is black mold then there is a health risk involved in the attic mold removal and it would be best to call in the mold remediation experts.

Ventilation is the Key to Mold Prevention:
Incoming air to Attic : The most effective way for air to enter the roof is through vents that are placed in the soffits along the eves. Continuous strip vents provide the most reliable ports as well as rectangular vents (if enough are installed). 

Outgoing Attic air : Stale or heated air escapes through the top of the roof. There are many ways to achieve sufficient attic ventilation including : Ridge Vents, Turbines or Powered Vents, Box Vents and Gable End Vents.

Call Tony For a Free Visual Mold Inspection 908-268-3000

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