ATTIC MOLD PREVENTION TIPS AND ADVICETip 1:
Very little time is typically spent in attic space, that is why attic mold is so common. Be careful not to ignore the attic when maintaining your home or when purchasing a new one. Inspect attics for condensation and mold once every three months.Tip 2:
If mold ever grew or begins to grow in your attic, the mold spores will likely have settled on your insulation. Insulation can be expensive to replace, but if kept can bring mold right back.
Spray Endurance BioBarrier on your insulation and the rest of your attic to seal it from moisture and mold spores.
For every 150 square feet of attic floor you should have 1 square foot of ventilation. Make sure that attic vents are not covered by insulation, this tends to be a common problem with soffit vents which are located on the floor near the edge of your attic.
Be sure to check for leaks around your vents. Installation of certain ventilation systems requires cutting a hole in the roof; such vents are at a higher risk of leaking and bringing moisture into your attic.
Exhaust fans and vents from your bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room, should terminate outside of your home. If they terminate in your attic, moisture will be inevitable and so will mold growth.
Your plumbing stacks should also discharge outside, because hazardous gases that build up in these vents can also cause mold growth and other health concerns.
Soffit vents are located behind and beneath gutters. When gutters are blocked by debris, water can get behind the gutter and under the roofing. This moisture can build up in the attic and facilitate mold growth, or it can rot the soffit area and eventually cause the gutter to fall from the house.