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I had mold in my attic that needs removal. I called CRMA. The job was done quickly, the team removed the mold quickly. There services are really great. GREAT COMPANY!  ”

 

– Garet

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Isn’t it wonderful to have an attic mold free house?

Like all fungi, molds derive energy not through photosynthesis but from the organic matter in which they live. Many molds also secrete mycotoxins.

 

Molds reproduce through small spores which may contain a single nucleus or be multinucleate. Mold spores can be asexual or sexual and many species can produce both types. Some can remain airborne indefinitely, and many are able to survive extremes of temperature and pressure.

 

Why do attic mold grow?

Attic mold growths can have a variety of causes. Inadequate ventilation is one of the major contributing factors (particularly to very extensive infestations). In northern climates warm moist air from people and their activities rises up toward and through the ceiling (around light fixtures, unsealed attic hatches, improper dryer vents…) where if the attic is well ventilated it passes to the outside. If the attic is poorly ventilated the moisture will condense on cool/cold surfaces where it can serve as a focus for and attic mold growth. When the temperature is very cold you may even have icicles growing in your attic, resulting to attic mold!

 

Attic ventilation requirements are usually specified in local building codes. Newer houses typically are ventilated by a combination of soffit and ridgeline vents. In other cases individual vents are installed in the roof itself. Attics that are particularly prone to moisture problems may need to be ventilated with vents that have motorized fans. In older houses vents were located on the two sidewalls near the peaks of the roof. In most cases such ventilation was and continues to be adequate. It may not be adequate if the building is located on a wet site. This will cause an attic mold to grow. We should be careful of attic molds.

 

How does attic mold grow?

The degree of attic mold growth subject to poor ventilation and condensation varies considerably. In minor infestations, attic mold can be seen growing on roof rafters very close to sites where moist air is passing through the ceiling. In the worst case heavy mold infestations may be seen on most roof rafters and if tested on attic insulation (particularly if it is cellulose).

 

Black mold in your attic may be a variety of things. Wet cellulose (such as attic insulation) has a high probability of being infested with Stachybotrys.

 

We must be very careful about attic molds because it can harm us and our family. If you suspect that there are molds growing in your attic then please do not hesitate to call companies that have a mold removal services. They know how to test for mold and they have a complete set of mold test kits. They can help you with this problem. We, the CRMA Environmental Testing Company is here to help you.

 

CRMA Environmental Testing’s staff is trained on how to conduct proper testing and procedures to minimize contamination of the clients home, particularly if toxigenic mold species such as Stachybotrys is present.

 

Do not hesitate to email or call us if you suspect that there are attic molds in your house!

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CRMA performs the job in a very professional manner. We are now happy. At last a MOLD FREE HOUSE. We will definitely recommend your services to our friends, neighbors and relatives.”

 

– Mark

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