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Should I Remove Mold from My Attic Right Away?

Mold anywhere in your home is a serious problem that should not be ignored. Finding mold in your attic, regardless of how often it is used, can cause health issues for people and animals in your home. If you find mold in your attic, removing it quickly is important. Bringing in the mold removal services at McMahon Services is the first step to ensuring the safety of everyone in your home.

What Causes Mold?

Mold is caused by excess moisture and humidity in the air and requires two things to grow – moisture and nutrients. Moisture in your attic can come from leaks and condensation, while nutrients can be found on any organic material like wooden beams, storage containers, dust, or dirt.

Here’s the thing – you can’t remove all the nutrients in the attic. The support beams will always be there, and many people use their attics as extra storage space. However, you can keep an eye on the leakage problems.

Leaks can come from issues with your roof, leaks in windows, or problems with plumbing. High humidity can also cause excess moisture. To keep mold at bay, complete regular maintenance checks to catch leaks before they happen, and check on humidity levels.

Why Do I Need to Remove Mold Immediately?

Mold can cause serious health problems if the spores become airborne. Regardless of the type of mold growing in the attic, mold spores can cause increased respiratory issues for individuals that already suffer from asthma or chronic allergies.

Other individuals may experience nasal and throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, and even respiratory infections, depending on the severity of the mold problem and exposure time.

How to Remove the Problem

While there are ways to remove mold yourself, it is not recommended that you try this alone. Professionals are always recommended when dealing with mold problems, regardless of how large the infected area may be.

Before you attempt to clean the mold yourself, be sure to guard yourself against any mold spores. Always use protective gear. This means covering your mouth, eyes, hands, and even your clothes. Mold spores can attach themselves to any type of fabric. Once they do, you become an easy mode of transportation.

Call McMahon Services and Construction at 847-566-4568 for your restoration and construction needs

To ensure that you remove all traces of mold in the home, and find the source of the problem, call the mold remediation team at McMahon Services today.

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