Professional attic mold remediation:
Attic mold develops due to poor ventilation, leakage from the roof, siding, and windows, insufficient insulation, and poorly installed insulation. If there’s insufficient ventilation or the home’s venting has been installed incorrectly, the warm moist air from the bathroom, kitchen and dryer can rise into the attic. This warm moist air mixes with the cooler attic air, especially during winter months, and creates condensation which leads to mold growth.
Professional attic mold remediation is a step-by-step process involving the use of specialized equipment and techniques. There are many details involved in completing this process correctly:
When was the last time you ventured into your attic to inspect for a potential mold infestation, and asked whether there are mold remediation experts near me to help? If you are like most homeowners, it’s been a while! Attics typically are often forgotten about until a roof leak occurs.
Since attics are often out of sight & out of mind, they easily become a breeding ground for mold. Believe it or not, the attic is one of the most common places for mold growth in a home. Call our technicians for a professional inspection, insulation of your attic, and mold removal in Ottawa.
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RPM Will Identify the Source
Our mold specialist will identify why the mold has grown. The most typical mold sources in the attic are improper ventilation and insulation as well as roof leaks.
Once all the mold has been treated and removed from the attic, we can then discard the contaminated insulation. Next, RPM will replace the insulation and ensure proper ventilation.
Now that the attic is empty, we can install proper ventilation, and the new, fresh installation can be blown in. The last step in the RPM process is to provide a fogging solution which is designed to prevent any future mold growth.
We will need to inspect visible and non-visible mold. This inspection allows our team to assess the affected areas. At RPM, we value our customers and guarantee a complete free visual inspection of their property.
2: Air Quality Test
Perform an AQT (Air Quality Test) or swab testing if necessary. An Air Quality Test needs to be conducted only on a non-visible mold for a few reasons. If the mold is not visible, we will have to perform an air quality test to detect what kind of mold is present and the levels of mold count, which is measured to determine its severity. We advise our valued customers to prevent anyone from opening any walls or touching the affected area. This can disturb the mold and create secondary contamination.
3: Mold Removal
RPM will perform the Mold Remediation with guaranteed clearance of mold. The mold removal can last up to a few hours or a few days or more, depending on the severity of the mold, the affected areas, and the equipment used to remove mold in your home. The contaminated area will need to be sealed off during the removal process.
All surfaces in the attic are cleaned and treated for mold. The contaminated insulation is removed, followed by the installation of new insulation.
RPM will schedule a follow-up visit 1 year out to conduct a visual inspection and/or air quality test to see if mold has returned. All you need to do is call or email us to schedule a time. RPM will re-spray if mold has returned.
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