Proper Attic Ventilation Can Reduce Mold Growth in Your Warrenton, VA Home

Mold Removal in Burke, VA

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:

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  • Too much humidity from the HVAC system humidifier
  • Insufficient soffit venting from the eaves
  • No ridge venting at the roof peak
  • Inadequate gable venting at the side vents
  • Not enough insulation or poor thermal envelope
  • Clothes dryer venting into the attic
  • Lack of bathroom vents or bathroom vents leading into the attic

Attic Moisture Problem: Bathroom Fans

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.

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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.

Attic Mold: Additional Information

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.

About Envriotex Environmental Services

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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