Attic Mold Removal Near Portland, Salem, Eugene, and Roseburg
In a humid climate, attic mold can be a significant issue for homeowners. Western Oregon and Southwest Washington certainly qualify as humid, but the climate control experts from Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver can stop attic mold with effective air sealing, insulation & ventilation. We can also remove it.
If you have mold in your attic, air leakage and poor ventilation are likely to blame. Moisture enters your attic from the living space below and causes problems, including mold and wood rot. Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver can prevent attic mold using proper air sealing, ventilation, and insulation to limit the amount of warm air that escapes into your attic. This can also reduce your heating & cooling costs by as much as 40%!
If you have mold in your attic or high energy bills, call us at 541-485-2282 to request an assessment about upgrading your attic insulation.
Why Worry About Attic Mold?
When mold is found in your attic, the main concern is damage from wood rot and excess moisture. Mold can weaken structural elements of your home like the rafters and roof sheathing.
If you don’t find the source of the moisture in your attic and fix the problem, the situation will only get worse. Another common concern with mold in the home is exposure to airborne mold spores. It’s best to call a professional as soon as you spot the mold to prevent damage to your home and possible health hazards.
Solve Attic Mold Issues with Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver
In a humid climate, attic mold can be a significant issue for homeowners.
Moist air typically finds its way into your attic from poor ventilation and air leaks. We find that, in most houses, the bathroom vent fan is dumping moist air into the attic rather than outside. If your bathroom vent fan isn’t installed properly, moist air could be dumping into your attic space when you take a shower.
Air leaks around recessed light fixtures, heating vents and other cracks allow warm air to escape into the attic. When this warm air hits the cold underside of the roof deck, the moisture condenses and water drips down the rafters, onto your attic floor and insulation. Wet wood and fiberglass insulation are ideal environments for mold.
To reduce air leaks, our expert insulation installers will air seal the attic and, if necessary, upgrade your attic insulation. We can also make sure that vents are ducted outside your home and not inside your attic. We will also check that your attic roof is properly ventilated with the right soffit, ridge, and gable-mounted vents.
Trust Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver to Mitigate Your Attic Mold
When you have mold in your attic, Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver can inspect your attic & solve your problem! If you are dealing with high heating and cooling costs and aren’t sure where to start, our home energy evaluation can determine the source of your discomfort and provide the best solutions. Call us at 541-485-2282 or contact us online when you need our services.