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Have you ever noticed any discolored patches or stains in your attic? What is it that you do after seeing the same? Ignore it? Some people assume that mold in the attic is entirely typical and there is no reason to worry. After all, it’s on the roof space; how much of a threat can it be? But little that they know that these patches and flakes can cause serious health problems or sometimes even death, for that matter. It can lead to multiple health problems, some of which are: weakened immune system, allergic reaction, watery eyes, respiratory illness, mental perplexity, grief, depression, cerebrum harm, can also cause cramping, hurts, swelling, and joint pains, can,cer-causing, and premature deliveries in pregnant ladies, etc.

These molds usually grow in a damp and moist environment. So if recently you have found yourself or a family member with a running nose, cough, or sneezing. Then your house might have an attic mold. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Health Services, approximately 10% of the population is allergic to decay, and most of them can never treat it because they can never identify a mold that can be a problem in the first place. Therefore, don’t assume that you are safe. Remember that molds can travel through walls; mold spores can go anywhere from your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. One must look inside or behind the insulation as well as increases and corners. Consequently, the house owner should look for the source because, as they say, prevention is better than cure.


As one understands the source, one must also understand the different types of molds. Every kind of mold has a further consequence. However, there are two major kinds; one is the pathogenic mold, while the other is the mycotoxin mold. Even though the latter is rare but is not unheard of, it is equally dangerous and can sometimes result in death. Hence, preventing such molds is of prime importance. The best and easiest way to avoid it is by ensuring that your space is ventilated and moisture-free. Checking rooftops, especially where two roofs join at an angle, as it is highly susceptible. The sooner you get a repair done, the better. It is also recommended that routine investigations should be done. In addition, if one finds an attic mold, it is essential not to touch or remove it yourself. Any decay should only be treated and handled with care by a professional. So don’t waste more time; get a mold inspection done today!

Jeremy D. Mena
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