Living in a clean, aesthetic and airy home offers the occupants a joie de vivre as well as good health. However, when it is not well maintained, we can see the appearance of certain problems such as mold. These microorganisms can be found anywhere in your home, especially in your attic.
To that end, what are the tips for removing mold from your attic? Focus on the answer to this question, we will share with you the preventive cleaning methods carried out by the professionals of Gesq Montreal and the arrangements to be taken to easily remove mold from your attic.
First thing: prevention
It is essential to prevent mould from developing in your attic. You already need to do a regular disinfection and preventive cleaning of your home by using home disinfection services.
In general, summer is the period during which mold grows comfortably. At this time, the basement is usually very humid. It is therefore advisable to reduce the humidity %. level below 60%. To do this, you need to use a dehumidifier that can regulate moisture in the basement. You can also use an air conditioner that you will set in dehumidification mode. When the humidity level in the basement drops, it will certainly affect your attic.
Second trick: drying out
Drying occurs when there is water damage or infiltration. The first thing to do in these circumstances is to quickly dry up the place. It is necessary to ensure that the drying of the rooms is complete, in this case the attic. This requires removing moisture by properly ventilating the parts with a dehumidifier if the damage is minimal. And this for one or two days.
On the other hand, when the damage is very high in your attic, it is best to use the disinfection services provided by the company Gesq Montreal-Laval. Cracks in the foundation walls must also be repaired.
Third thing: vigilance and professionalism
Although you do dry frequently, you still have to stay on these guards to quickly remove mold as soon as it appears. Monitor areas where mold may harbour. This allows you to quickly tackle the problem from the source.
In this regard, you have two options to get to the end of this evil in your attic. You can dispose of the disposal on your own or use certified professionals. In both cases, you need to make sure to quickly remove the mold and then find the cause and stop it as well.
When the extent of mold is less important, you should start by protecting yourself from novice spores. To do this:
- Wear a dust mask;
- Wear safety goggles;
- Use rubber gloves.
What’s more, gently brush the part of the infected attic with a brush.
Use hot soapy water combined with bleach to do so. However, if the contaminated parts exceed one square metre, do not delay resorting to housing decontamination services in Montreal. You alone will not be able to get away with mould properly.
Finally, look for the source of the problem to fix it no matter what.
Fourth trick: insulation
You need to insulate your home from mold. To do this, you have to find the mold niche and then correct the moisture problem that could be at the base of these microorganisms. Therefore, theoptimization of the insulation of the building is necessary. This helps to counter the damage that can result from walls and cold angles. To achieve this, it is a prime part of preventing mold from nesting in your attic by plugging parts that can allow air and water to seep in.
Also, ensure that the outdoor area is properly installed and sealed. It is also important to ensure that the installation is done in the proper way. It is of paramount importance to ensure this.
Fifth trick: waterproofing your attic to moisture
Here, it will be a matter of avoiding as much as possible that the water vapour does not condense in the walls. To achieve this goal, we advise you to set up a vapour barrier. This device must be perfectly installed and very well sealed. Vaudreuil-Dorion decontamination professionals are able to give you total satisfaction in this sense.
In addition, a careful removal of the layers of air that oscillate between the insulation and the substrate of the foundation wall is necessary. Use Type II squirt urethane in these cases to effectively achieve elimination. This is intended to limit the risk of condensation of steam as well as mold for example.
Other than that, you also need to insulate the shore joy. At this level, all you have to do is make use of thesimple slap urethane. The shoreline solive is an adequate area that is likely to allow air to pass through. It is recommended to seal this part properly with the watered urethane.
In all, mold is a problem not to be taken lightly. Be aware that it can cause health problems for you and your loved ones. Generally in these cases, this will result in no less significant expenses. Here, if you eventually decide to sell your home, you will have a hard time finding buyers. To avoid all this, be sure to decontaminate your attic regularly. Gesq’s experts are at your disposal.