There are only two things mold needs to grow and spread through your home: moisture and organic materials. Your house is made up of drywall, wood and other natural materials, making it susceptible to mold growth. Mold won’t only make your home unsightly, it can also trigger allergies and cause respiratory health issues. So, you must prevent mold growth.
You’ll need to address the root cause of the moisture problem. Eliminating cold surfaces and lowering humidity can help control moisture buildup. Your HVAC system can also help with this since electric and gas surfaces use dry heat to lower humidity. The air conditioner naturally cools the air and also reduces moisture levels. Ensure proper airflow by keeping the registered unlocked.
Proper ventilation is essential in minimizing humidity levels in the attic. Insufficient ventilation can cause warm outdoor air to enter and get trapped in your attic. Other parts of your home like the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room also produce a lot of moisture.
Humidity can quickly reach the attic if you don’t have enough insulation between your home and attic. Over time, it can cause mold and mildew growth. You must work with a roof repair expert to ensure you have the proper type of ventilation for your home and have sufficient vents for your attic.
Address Roof Leaks
Excess moisture can get into your home through roof leaks. Check your attic for black streaks on the wood and mold or mildew growth. Immediately contact your roofing contractor if you suspect that your roof has a leak. Usually, it’s hard to detect roof leaks without the help of professionals.
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