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Why SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury - Attic Mold

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold problems spread via spores that float in the air, which is why experts recommend immediate mold remediation. Unlike most other property damage, mold infestation can go unnoticed, especially in the attic space of your Norwood, MA commercial or residential property. Here are some potential warning signs to look for.

Gutter Issues

Did you know that problems with your rain gutters can cause rot, and leaks that may cause mold damage? Gutters can cause moisture problems in your attic if they become clogged and back up allowing water to get under the sheathing or behind the soffits. If the gutter is too small, misaligned or deformed  they could allow water to escape into your property.

Air Flow And Humidity

Air flow in your attic space is extremely important, especially during the hot and humid summer months. Attic ventilation works on the principle that heated air rises, primarily utilizing two types of vents: Intake vents, located at the lowest part of the roof under the eaves, allow cool air to enter the attic. Hot air exhaust vents, located at the peak of the roof, allow hot air to escape. When your attic space is not properly ventilated the build up of humidity may result in mold growth.

Roof Leaks  

You'd expect that a roof leak could cause moisture problems in the attic. It is a good idea to periodically check the sheathing for any signs of leakage or water damage. Over time even a small leak will, over time, result in mold growth.


Pests can be either a cause of or an effect of moisture problems. For example, damp wood termites love to infest wood that's already wet and rotting, so they could show up throughout your home after moisture problems develop. On the other hand, pests such as bats and raccoons can sometimes be the cause of a moisture problem in your home.

One way pests can cause moisture problems is simply by living in your attic. Their waste products could increase humidity and allow mold to develop. 

To keep mold problems from deteriorating the structural integrity of your home, you'll need to not only remove the mold but also eliminate the conditions that caused the mold to grow. That is why you need to call the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury. Our Disaster Remediation teams will help you salvage damaged materials, clean off mold, and remove excess moisture from the air. Also, we will help you get to the bottom of why the damage occurred in the first place so you prevent future damage. Call (781) 769-9125 and we will make it, "Like it never even happened."

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