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ATTIC AND CRAWL SPACE MOLD REMOVAL SEATTLE, WA
Mold in your crawl space or attic is not only bad for your home, but also bad for you. If mold is growing in your home, it can create unhealthy air and affect those with respiratory or immune system problems. Because of this, mold remediation is crucial to the well-being of your family and home. Insulation Co. LLC provides mold remediation services that give you Peace of Mind for Your Attic and Crawl.
At Insulation Co., we provide professional attic mold removal in Seattle. Mold remediation is essential for your health and safety. Therefore, it’s best to rely on the experts to remove the mold.
Some health effects of mold include:
- Stuffy nose
- Coughing or wheezing
- Itchy eyes
- Scratchy throat
- Skin rash
With mold, your health and your home will suffer. If your attic has mold and you want to improve your home’s air quality. Hire a certified mold remediation contractor today.
MOLD IN YOUR HOME
The Insulation Co. certified mold professionals follow a strict and safe process for attic mold removal in Seattle. As a result, we help our customers remove and remediate mold in their attic.
Our mold in attic removal process:
- Locate the mold
Our team will search your attic for mold or even early signs of mold growth. We look behind your attic’s insulation, drywall, and floorboards to detect mold.
- Dry the area
We use dehumidifiers and industrial fans to remove any moisture. Doing so will remediate mold in the attic. If mold occurs due to floods or leaks, we will also help remove the excess water.
- Apply a cleaning solution
After the area dries, we apply commercial-grade sanitation and cleaning solutions to the attic. We also remove airborne mold spores.
- Remove contaminated debris
We remove debris severely damaged by mold. Some materials we remove include insulation or even drywall. Our team will safely dispose of the material.
- Seal the room
Airborne mold spores need separation from the house. Therefore, we use materials such as plastic sheets to prevent mold from spreading.
- Improve ventilation
We ensure all vents are open, then thoroughly seal the attic. We can also install more insulation.
WHY IS MOLD REMOVAL IN YOUR SEALLTE, WA AREA HOME IMPORTANT?
Once mold has been identified in your home, either by yourself or by a mold removal inspector, our mold remediation services will begin. We start by isolating the area and eradicating any airborne mold spores, then move on to treating contaminated materials with commercial-grade mold and mildew remover. Any material that cannot be remediated will be removed and discarded. Once the job is done, we thoroughly sweep and vacuum the area free of debris, and finally treat the area with an EPA-registered anti-microbial product.
WHY CHOOSE US FOR ATTIC MOLD REMEDIATION?
Insulation Co. is a certified mold remediation contractor, we use safe and effective methods to remove mold in your attic. Our crew has undergone a 40-hour training course for attic mold removal in Seattle. Our team is passionate and dedicated to helping keep the customer safe and free their attic of mold.
When you need to remediate mold in the attic, it is crucial to trust a company with the right knowledge and expertise. Our crew will address all your concerns and answer any questions about your mold project while on the job.
In addition, we use the latest techniques to resolve the issue safely and effectively. Our team ensures our work is always top-quality and you will be backed by a two-year warranty and a complimentary curtesy check.
HOW TO SPOT MOLD IN SEATTLE, WA AREA HOMES
- Dark stains on attic wood–
If the wood in your attic shows any discoloration, the problem has moved beyond moisture. If you have stained attic plywood you have mold that should be removed.
- Mildew smell in your attic or home–
Musty or moldy smells in the attic mean there is a moisture problem somewhere.
- Hot or stuffy attic air–
Attics should feel a bit breezy if they have proper ventilation. When an attic is stuffy, that indicates that you have a ventilation problem, which often will result in mold problems.
- Wet Insulation–
Not only is this a sign that you may have a mold problem, but when your insulation gets wet its ability to insulate becomes significantly diminished, costing you extra money to heat and cool your home.
- Frost buildup or roof sheathing–
When it is cold enough outside the water vapor in the attic with improper ventilation can freeze on the underside of the roof which makes it especially easy to spot.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOLDS FOUND IN SEATTLE HOMES
Aspergillus Mold: Eats Organic Matter
This type of mold inflicts upon organic materials what is commonly known as biodeterioration. Easily growing on leather and cloth, especially in humid conditions, aspergillus mold contributes to the “musty” odor of older couches, armchairs, clothing items, and shoes. Authorities have classified certain species of this mold to be toxigenic, toxic to humans, and pathogenic, able to cause disease. Instantaneous removal of aspergillus infested furniture, items, and materials is imperative.
One particular type of mycotoxin that results from Aspergillus mold is commonly known as “aflatoxin.” This especially dangerous mycotoxin is a potent carcinogen, capable of causing cancer in human tissue. In addition to causing cold symptoms and asthma, aspergillus mold can infect humans and animals and potentially grow inside them.
Penicillium Mold: Feeds on Damp Materials
Penicillium mold indoors indicates an abundance of moisture. Most often, these damp places are crawl spaces or attics, which often collect moisture due to poor insulation. The mold is known to easily catch in upward drafts circulate through the air pockets between floors and contaminate the air quality in the upper levels of the building or house. Also, this mold often grows in carpet, wallpaper, and insulation that has undergone water damage and is located in high moisture atmospheres.
Penicillium molds are considered allergens, affecting skin and bronchioles. In addition to normal cold symptoms, penicillium molds are known to release mycotoxins that cause extrinsic asthma. When symptoms of penicillium mold exposure become more acute, people can suffer from edema or bronchial spasms.
Stachybotrys (or Black) Mold: The Killer Wood Mold
Stachybotrys mold, similar to penicillium mold, grows in wet, damp, or water-damaged areas. Even though black mold only grows on wood or paper products, it is still one of the most common types of molds found in homes. Dark brown or black, Stachybotrys mold carries with it some of the most detrimental health effects. In addition to the usual allergic reactions people feel when exposed to fungi mycotoxins, black mold can affect people neurologically. Symptoms of exposure to this mycotoxin include confusion, brain fog, dizziness and disorientation, short attention span, memory loss, depression, seizures, numbness, or even shock.
Black mold mycotoxins can also be absorbed through the skin or ingested into the lungs. When these toxic spores find their way into the individual’s bloodstream, they can cause low blood pressure, heart damage, irregular heartbeat, or even hemorrhaging. If you see mold growth in your home that fits the description of black mold, waste no time addressing the problem. The consequences of putting it off could be severe.
WHAT CAUSES MOLD IN YOUR HOME IN SEATTLE, WA?
- Leaky roof
- Poor Ventilation
- Improper Insulation
- Fans vented into the attic
HOW TO PREVENT THE RETURN OF MOLD
- Get regular inspections, especially after heavy rain or flooding
- Ensure you have no holes or roof leaks
- Inspect vents and air ducts for moisture
- Ensure the attic has proper ventilation
- Use a dehumidifier for the damp areas of your home
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