Mold in attics is common in Metro Vancouver buildings. If you have mold in your Vancouver attic you want it dealt with before the attic mold gets worse. Attic mold problems in Vancouver will not just go away on their own. In most cases attic mold is caused by poor ventilation in the attic. Attic ventilation is critical to remove humidity in Metro Vancouver attics. Due to our damp conditions in the Vancouver area attic mold will form quickly if the ventilation system is restricted. Attic mold will continue to grow until the attic ventilation system is fixed.
Attic mold can usually be easily detected from the black staining present on the underside of the roof sheathing. Rusty nails and black drip marks on the top of insulation indicate high humidity levels and the potential for attic mold. In addition to poor ventilation, roof leaks and improperly vented fans are common causes of attic mold. If you have past leak issues or fan duct issues you may have an attic mold problem.
It is important to properly assess the cause of the attic mold prior to removal of the attic mold. ABM Environmental uses sophisticated equipment to assess moisture, mold growth and the cause of mold growth in attics. The attic ventilation system must be properly evaluated. Mapping out the venting system to determine if free venting is taking place is necessary. The open area and distribution of all the vents must be evaluated. The attic insulation placement is critical to make sure it is not blocking airflow. An assessment should include measurements of the temperature, dew point, and relative humidity. Surveying for moisture to determine the moisture content of the wood structures and sheathing is very important. Ideally the fan ducts from the bathroom, dryer and stove top should vent out the roof top to prevent humid air from entering the attic.
ABM Environmental specializes in assessing and remediating attic mold and attic ventilation problems in houses, townhouses and strata or condo buildings throughout Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. In most cases attic mold can be cleaned in a single family house or townhouse in one day or less. Certified professional cleaning of attic mold is very important to protect the resale value of any home. Call us for a phone consultation at (604) 568-5177 or fill out the Online Assessment Form to receive more information. See Mold Inspections & Testing to learn more about the ABM Environmental mold inspection process.
ABM Environmental’s service areas include Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler and White Rock.