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How Is Mold Removed from Humid San Jose Attic Spaces?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

inside view of attic Inspect your attic often for signs of moisture and mold.

Your San Jose Home Requires Mold Remediation When Colonies Form in Humid and Moist Environments Like the Attic

With the threats of severe weather and the degradation of aging roofs over time, it is not uncommon for homes to deal with moisture penetration into this upper confined space of the property. Removing mold from this area can be  challenge requiring multiple steps and stages.

Discovering Mold Damage in Unused Attic Spaces

You might not initially notice the need for mold remediation in San Jose homes. When the attic is unused space, secondary signals and effects are necessary before homeowners realize colonization is a problem. By the time colonies migrate to lower living spaces, the issue has become substantial. Some signs that mold damage exists include:

  • Physical spotting
  • Harsh odors
  • Damp areas of building materials

Removing Mold Damage from Trusses and Roof Materials

Identifying where mold is growing can be challenging with confined spaces, so we carefully evaluate the full spectrum of mold exposure when entering the attic. This process involves determining the extent of active colonization and at-risk surfaces that have not yet shown signs of mold development. Trusses and roof materials make suitable hosts for colonies, so these are priorities for cleaning and restoring the house.

Repairing the Cause of Moisture Damage

Before any mold remediation job completes, we must consider the repairs necessary. Moisture penetration through structural elements like the roof must be reconstructed to prevent recurrences. Missing shingles, for example, allow for water runoff and torrential rainfall to penetrate the plywood and underlayment materials to create a moist attic environment.

Humidity and moisture damage create ideal environments for mold and microbial growth. The substantial impact of these organisms on building materials and contents throughout your home shows the advantage of fast mold remediation from our SERVPRO of NE San Jose team. We are always ready to help 24/7 when mold growth occurs. Call now at (408) 834-7663.

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