Attic mold is extremely dangerous. Usually found in older homes, attic mold happens when moisture occurs in poorly-ventilated areas, such as your attic. If you’re seeing rust around the nails of your attic, then you’ll have to deal with molds in the future. However, the presence of moisture in poor-ventilation areas isn’t limited to attics. It can be any room in your property as well — so inspect thoroughly.
Mold is extremely dangerous. Black mold might look like the most dangerous variety, but it can only cause skin and eye irritation, nasal congestion, wheezing, and cough. It’s essential to remove them from your property because these are “gateway” conditions that can lead to more serious problems. Furthermore, anyone with a respiratory disease or allergy can be susceptible to fungal lung infections in mold-ridden properties.
You’ll often see white molds, which cause the same problems as black molds, including similar skin and eye irritations and allergies. While they’re not as problematic as they seem, you’ll want to have them removed from your home to prevent further ailments from surfacing from its owners.
How To Remove Black Mold has excellent recommendations that can allow you to safely remove black home. However, you’ll need to have safety equipment first before performing these methods. It might be best to call on reputable Calgary AB roofing services to help you build new roofing joists for your fungally-infected wood too..
How To Kill Attic Mold Naturally
Drying Out The Attic With A Fan
Now that you’ve confirmed you do in fact have mold growing in the attic; getting rid of the attic mold is the first priority.
In many cases of minor growth and where the infested materials do not need to be completely replaced; it is possible to use Earth-friendly methods to naturally remove the mold in an eco-friendly manner.
Here are a few tips to try to rid your home of attic mold without using harsh chemicals.
Dry it Out!
It bears repeating time and again that moisture equals mold. If you have a mold problem in your attic, the best first step is to dry out the offending space. This is particularly important if you have had a recent deluge of moisture in the attic due to a leaky roof.
Clear the Air!
Mold spores travel through the air before coming to rest on a surface suitable for growth. Installing a high-quality air purifier can help reduce the amount of mold spores that are able to drift around in the air of your home. The principle here is simple, reduce the number of spores–reduce the amount of potential mold growth.
HOW TO GET RID OF ATTIC MOLD WITH TEA TREE OIL
Oil it Up!
For those who once thought essential oils were only good for making the house smell great, there’s another helpful use. And, you can find many essential oils that act as a natural fungicide.
A good one to use is tea tree oil (also known as melaleuca oil); mix a few drops of this oil into a spray bottle with water to spray onto the offending surfaces. If you choose this method, be sure to shake the bottle well because the oil and water will naturally separate.
This technique will help to kill molds that are already there, but is equally effective to prevent mold growth in the first place.
If you dislike the smell of tea tree oil you could also try grapefruit seed oil for the same effect without the tea tree aroma. (Continued)
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