A Healthy Spaces specialist will conduct a free inspection and offer free advice about dealing with your mold problem. In some cases, home owner's insurance will even cover the cost of attic mold removal. The mold removal process involves treating the infected surfaces with specially manufactured products, but porous items like insulation often cannot be cleaned and must be thrown out and replaced. Wooden wall studs and similar items must often be treated as well to remove all traces of mold, since wood is porous. If you don’t follow these steps, the remaining mold will continue to grow and spread.
To treat mold problems in an attic, you need protective gear that includes rubber gloves, goggles, and a face mask and full body protective suit. We also hang sheets of plastic in front of the attic door, using tape to secure the edges, in order to prevent mold spores from drifting out into the rest of your building. Any windows or vents should also be covered with plastic and taped securely. Insulation or other substances that are contaminated with mold can be sealed in plastic bags so that mold spores aren't tracked through your home or business, creating new problem areas.