Attic ventilation is a crucial component of reducing and preventing mold growth in your Warrenton, VA attic and such spaces as roof sheathing and truss members. A number of reasons can contribute to mold growth in an attic, including:
One such culprit behind poor ventilation is bathroom fans that vent directly into the attic rather than straight through the roof to the exterior of your home. Moisture from exhaust vents originating in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry area should always terminate at the exterior of the house, never in the attic area. Exhaust vents that lead to the attic elevate your home's relative humidity, which creates mold and may even cause moisture damage to the roof and interior ceilings.
To eliminate attic mold, your attic needs to experience equal amounts of intake air and exhaust or outtake air. Proper attic ventilation will also reduce any condensation during the winter months, as vents in your attic should never be closed during cold weather. Proper insulation and ventilation in the attic will cut down on indoor moisture and condensation.
For more information on proper attic ventilation and any possible mold growth in your Northern Virginia or Warrenton, VA, attic, contact Envirotex Environmental Services. Exclusively serving Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, Envirotex Environmental Services has completed thousands of mold and asbestos inspections and solutions throughout the Warrenton, VA and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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The job was to remove all the old rock-wool insulation and 60-years of dust, bird droppings, and dirt from the attic so that new fiber glass insulation could be installed. Dan's team of workers did a super job in cleaning the attic of all this stuff. I could find nothing remaining between the joist or in corners of the attic. It was so clean that you could have food served on the floor in the attic. They were on-time, completed the work as scheduled, and the work team was professional, organized, and experienced. Highly recommend Envirotex.
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Thanks for your help, Daniel. Your intervention was much needed and appreciated. I will let Brock approve these as he sees fit, as you guys hammered out the agreement and scope. But I did not want the opportunity to go by and not show my appreciation. You always take care of us and you are great at rolling with the punches. Carry on, Christian soldier!
The attic looks great. Again, thank you for your rapid response, great job and going the extra mile.