Mould is a type of organism that may be found in indoor and outdoor environments. It is part of the natural environment and plays an important role in the environment by breaking down and digesting organic material, such as dead leaves.
Molds also digest or “eat” the material they are growing on. The role of mold is to break down decaying organic matter such as dead plants, leaves or dead animals.
Mold in the Attic
When mold grows in an attic, it’s caused by a moisture problem. Period. Some moisture sources are obvious and have a huge impact – bathroom exhaust fans, kitchen exhaust fans, clothes dryers… they all pump moisture out of the house, and they should never be vented in to the attic.
The less obvious moisture sources are attic bypasses; air leaks that allow relatively warm, moist air from the house to get in to the attic. To reduce the amount of moisture getting in to an attic, the attic air leaks need to be sealed off. Covering these air leaks with traditional insulation doesn’t stop the air movement; there needs to be some type of air barrier installed, such as foam insulation or caulk.
Why is important to remove & Treat properly the Mold?
If you have a mold problem in your home you are probably suffering several of the symptoms of mold. In fact many people suffer symptoms from mold and don’t even realize it, instead assuming their symptoms are from hay fever or a cold.
Symptoms Mold can cause
There are three main types of symptoms mold can cause:
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