What causes attic mold?
With warmer temps here for the summer, more homeowners have discovered black mold in their attic. Here are some ways to help you make sure it does not happen to you:
- The right temperature- mold spores like warmer, ambient temperatures, but hate the cold
- Food- Black mold eats anything that is high in cellulose. Unfortunately for homeowners that pretty much anything in your attic like plywood, wood joists, roof decking, etc.
- Elevated moisture- Many homeowners do not realize that moisture is found in every surface of their home. If those serfaces were completely devoided of moisture they wouldn't perform their duties properly.
By regulating these things, keeping the right balance in your home you can prevent mold. Getting rid of the visible, fuzzy spores and disposing of the evidence of mold by wiping it off or with a chemical cleaner, such as bleach, will not completely solve your problem.