Attic Mold Removal Mchenry IL
Attic mold is quite common and is frequently found during a home inspection during the sale of the home. After all, how often do you go up into your own attic, especially if it’s unfinished?
In the Mchenry area, there are two common types of mold found in attic. Black mold in attics is usually a gray to light black mold called cladosporium, the number one mold spore found in air samples in this area. The second most common mold spore is the penicillium/aspergillus family of mold, which shows up as greenish or white attic mold.
Mold in the attic is caused by improper ventilation, water leaks, or condensation. Once you have the source of the moisture identified and corrected, you can consider mold remediation.
Free Attic Mold Inspection in Mchenry County and Surrounding Areas
For a limited time, we are offering a free attic mold inspection including a surface sample send overnight delivery to a certified laboratory. The lab report will tell you if the suspected mold is indeed mold, and what type. This is a $325 value and may be discontinued at any time. The Professor explains it all in this video about attic mold:
Our Unique Attic Mold Remediation Process
Step 1: Protect Your Home
We put down protective canvas from the from the front door to the workspace
Step 2: Attic Mold and Stain Removal
We treat the wood with our proprietary mold remediation solution which removes all visible mold and penetrates
the wood to eliminate the root structure. We do not use encapsulation products to paint over your wood.
Step 3: Attic Fogging
Our Certified Technicians fog the attic with a non-toxic, biodegradable product to remove mold spores.
Step 4: Final Inspection and Issuance of Warranty
Frequently Asked Questions About Attic Mold Removal
Why do I have attic mold?
The main causes of attic mold are:
-Inadequate ventilation or insulation blocking vents
-Roof leaks or leaks around the chimney or vents
-A bathroom vent fan improperly terminated within the attic space instead of venting outside
-Condensation on the roof sheathing from warm air inside your home entering the attic space
You must correct the condition contributing to the growth in mold in your attic.
Do you use ‘encapsulation’ as part of attic mold removal?
No, we do not use encapsulation as part of our mold removal process. IICRC S520 states: “Using encapsulants and sealants is discouraged. Remediators need to consider that the application of certain encapsulant or sealant products may change the permeability of materials, cause condensation problems in the building assembly (trap moisture) and result in future deterioration and potential liability issues. Use of encapsulants may impede, mask or invalidate an inspection for dust and debris. Encapsulants and sealants that have been applied without a complete clean up of mold growth may result in the necessity of sanding off or removing the encapsulant or sealant in order to properly remediate the mold growth. These compounds may contain nitrogen that helps support future mold growth. Encapsulants may also alter the surface flammability characteristics of certain materials.” Furthermore, unethical contractors may propose an impressive list of steps they claim they will perform during your remediation project (sand or wire brush the area, HEPA vacuum, spray biocides, use a stain removal product, and then encapsulate with a white colored substance). In reality, they paint over the mold with Kilz or white paint and hand you the bill. NEVER GET TALKED INTO REPLACING YOUR ROOF DUE TO MOLD BEFORE GETTING A SECOND OPINION
What other methods are available to remove attic mold?
Mold growing on wood grows roots (called hyphae) into the wood and these structures can extend 3/16 to 1/2 inch into the substrate. If you only address the mold visible on the surface, the roots will remain. Some contractors attempt to remove the mold by sanding or wire brushing the wood, or by dry ice blasting. These techniques are incredibly time consuming and can be expensive. Our exclusive GM6000 product is formulated to eliminate the hyphae, or root system, of the mold. Our system reduces labor, saving you money.
Do you fog biocides as part of your process?
We do not fog biocides in your home. Our GM2000 product works as a non-mechanical air scrubber. It is biodegradable, non-toxic and non-corrosive. Biocides can leave a chemical residue in your home and even if a contractor claims they will ‘kill’ the mold, the mold must be eliminated from your home. Mold is allergenic and toxigenic whether dead or alive. IICRC states: “Using antimicrobials during mold remediation is discouraged. Antimicrobials are products applied into or onto a material to “suppress or retard” future mold growth. Treatments may interfere with post-remediation verification and are generally ineffective on porous and semi-porous materials.”
Call us today for a free attic mold inspection:
Healthy Home Mold Services Inc.
3327 W Elm St
Mchenry IL 60050
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