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Everything You Need To Know About Attic Mold Remediation

Many Central VA and Washington DC homeowners have, at one time or another, have dealt with mold in their attics or other areas of the home. 

It’s not a pretty sight. 

Mold can cause severe damage to your home, your health, and your wallet, especially if the problem is ignored or put off. 

While there are many websites out there boasting simple DIY fixes to attack mold, in most cases, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. 

Let’s break down everything you need to know about attic mold and the remediation process!

How To Identify If Your Attic Has A Mold Problem

Generally speaking, determining whether or not your attic has a mold problem is a pretty simple process. Mold growth is the result of excess moisture build-up within the attic, which is most commonly caused by condensation. Mold grows quickly in dark, moist environments, so a quick visual inspection typically shows just how severe your mold problem has become. 

Even if you do not have visible signs of mold, our state-of-the-art mold testing technology can determine the amount of harmful airborne mold spores in your attic. We utilize Instascope® technology to give Central VA and Washington DC homeowners instant results that are 99% accurate. 

We Have Identified Your Mold Problem… Now What?

Mold remediation services are a time game. You want to start eradicating mold as quickly as possible after you are aware of the situation. Mold that is left unattended can quickly and easily spread to other areas of the attic or home, which can then lead to expensive and time-consuming repairs. 

Once we have identified your mold problem, we can determine the right solution and get to work. The first step is first to contain the mold in its original location to prevent mold spores from making their way into a new hiding spot. 

Mold growth that’s caused by a leak in the roof is typically small in diameter and much easier to contain than full attic infestations. This is something we’ll assess during our inspection.

Our Mold Removal Process For Attics

Our unique mold removal process requires zero toxic chemicals — just good old-fashioned elbow grease and dedication. If the affected area takes up the majority of or all of your attic, there are alternative remediation efforts we can take. 

During the demolition phase, all porous materials that contain harmful mold spores will be removed to be professionally cleaned before being brought back into the home. All other materials that cannot be saved will be discarded in an environmentally friendly manner. 

We highly recommend soda blasting for all attics, basements, and crawl spaces that have a substantial amount of mold damage on the wooden areas. We quite literally blast baking soda over each surface containing mold growths to strip away the harmful fungus without compromising the surface beneath. 

The benefits of utilizing soda blasting for your attic mold problem include: 

  • Soda Blasting Is Effective: Removes up to 99.6% of harmful mold spores
  • Soda Blasting Is Affordable: Up to 70% cheaper than sanding 
  • Soda Blasting Is Fast: Up to 80% of a faster process than sanding or using a wire brush 
  • Soda Blasting Is Safe: As we said, we use zero harmful chemicals. Soda blasting sprays standard baking soda onto surfaces at high pressures. 

Why Choose Valor Mold For My
Attic Mold Remediation?

We may not be the cheapest, but we are the absolute best at what we do. Unfortunately, the mold remediation world is full of unreputable contractors who offer a cheap temporary fix that will end up biting you in the wallet in the long run. 

Not only do we eliminate all signs of harmful mold from your attic, but our certified technicians will figure out exactly why mold has developed in the first place while suggesting tried-and-true long-lasting solutions. Remediation is all about solving the problem head-on without cutting any corners or skipping steps. 

When Valor Mold is on the job, you can feel confident we always have our customer’s best interests in mind every step of the way. We never try to push any products or services on our customers unless we truly feel they are the best solution for the problem at hand. 

Because after all, honesty is the best policy. 

Attic Mold Remediation Is Just
A Call (Or Click) Away

Mold poses very serious health risks and should always be taken seriously, no matter how large of an infestation. Attempting to eradicate mold growth on your own is a potentially dangerous chore and should never be attempted unless the area is less than 10 square feet. 

Is your attic overrun by mold? Give the mold nerds a call! 

Our experienced and dedicated staff is available Monday-Friday to happily answer any and all questions you have regarding our attic mold remediation process. 

Give us a call at (703) 897-7121 or contact us to get started today.

Why Choose Us

We remove mold the right way… and it would be an honor to hear from you.

96% Success Rate

96% Success Rate

Your home is in the best hands—our chemical-free remediation has the highest success rate in the industry.

Instant Mold Testing

Instant Mold Testing

You get the answers you need—our special mold testing provides 99% accurate results on the spot.

300+ Happy Clients

300+ Happy Clients

You can trust our process—we’ve performed over 300 successful projects since we opened in 2006.

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