Mold in the attic is not something you should leave unresolved.
We all like to think that the roofing on our home is doing its job well, but the reality is that it doesn’t take much for a small amount of water to make it through. A storm can dislodge a shingle, and it isn’t always immediately apparent. Since a small leak doesn’t usually make it into the home, it can be months before you realize there’s an issue. The problem is that the moisture is accumulating in the attic, and that makes the perfect invitation for mold spores to make a home for themselves and begin growing a colony.
At AdvantaClean of Des Moines, when a customer calls us because they suspect mold they don’t see, we often find that the problem is mold in the attic. It may be because of a leak that went unnoticed, but it can also be because of inadequate ventilation and insulation, resulting in warm air condensing in the unheated attic space that doesn’t have the opportunity to dry out quickly. One of the issues we sometimes find that has led to mold in the attic is when bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans pump into the attic instead of outside. When you call us about mold in the attic, we will conduct an inspection to tell you what has caused the problem, so you can get it corrected to avoid future mold colonies from forming.
It is a common misconception that mold in the attic is of no real consequence because it is out of sight. Mold isn’t just a potential health hazard, but it can also undermine the structural integrity of your home if left unresolved long enough. If you’d like to have peace of mind that your Ankeny, Iowa home is free from mold, or if you have questions about our mold services, don’t hesitate to contact us.
At AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central, we can fix problems with mold in attics in Des Moines, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Colfax, Martensdale, Norwalk, Prole, Minburn, Lacona, Bouton, Peru, Winterset, Bevington, Huxley, Bondurant, Dallas Center, Elkhart, Indianola, Polk City, Cambridge, Prairie City, Van Meter, Berwick, Redfield, Liberty Center, Madrid, Earlham, Sheldahl, Carlisle, Cumming, New Virginia, Altoona, Windsor Heights, Granger, Johnston, Mingo, Ackworth, Alleman, Maxwell, Truro, Milo, Saint Charles, Waukee, Grimes, Ira, Pleasantville, Adel, Booneville, Patterson, Woodward, Swan, Runnells, Saint Marys, Hartford, De Soto, Slater, Kelley, and Mitchellville, Iowa.