Professional attic mold remediation:
Attic mold develops due to poor ventilation, roof, siding or window leakage, 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 doing this process correctly:
When was the last time you ventured into your attic? If you are like most home owners, its 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, attics are one of the most common places for mold growth in a home.
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RPM will Identify the source
The mold specialist will identify why the mold has grown. Most typical mold sources in the attic are improper ventilation and insulation as well as roof leaks. Insulation Removal.
Once all the mold has been treated and removed from the attic, the contaminated insulation needs to be removed. Next, RPM will replace the Insulation and insure proper Ventilation.
Now that the attic is emptied out, proper ventilation can be installed and new, fresh installation can be blown in. The last step in RPM process is to provide a fogging solution which is designed to prevent mold growth.
An inspection needs to be completed on visible and non-visible mold. This inspection allows our team to assess the affected areas. At RPM, we value our customers and guarantee our customers a complete free visual inspection of your 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 non-visible mold for a few reasons. If the mold is not visible, an air quality test needs to be conducted in order detect what kind of mold is present and the levels of mold count, which is used to determine the severity of the mold. We advise our valued customers to not allow anyone to open any walls or touch the affected area, due to the fact that you will 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. Area is sealed off during removal.
Contaminated insulation is removed from attic. RPM will replace with mold resistant cellulose insulation. All contaminated surfaces are treated and cleaned to removed mold.
5. Follow up:
RPM will schedule a follow up visit 2 months out to conduct a visual inspection and/or air quality test and customer expense if requested. Final follow up 1 year from date of work to verify no mold growth. RPM will re-spray if mold has returned.