How Are roof leaks, and mold growth from them, properly addressed?

Systemic Mold Growth

What does mold growth from a roof leak look like?

Roof Leaks

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  • First, the roof leak itself must be fixed. Typically this aspect is performed by a roofing contractor rather than a mold remediation. Most mold removal specialists are not licensed to perform roof repair. 
  • Second, the current mold growth is killed with a fungicide.
  • Third, the attic is dried out, using either natural air flow or mechanical heating and dehumidification.
  • Fourth, the residual mold staining is treated with an encapsulant.

Limited Mold Growth

FAQ's: Roof Leaks

Leaky roofs cause two types of mold growth; systemic or limited growth.  Systemic growth happens when the roof leak causes enough moisture buildup in the attic that it causes mold to grow throughout the entire area.  In this case, the moisture buildup is indirect (the roof leak only affects a small area, but the dampness in the air causes condensation throughout.) Limited growth occurs when an attic has sufficient ventilation to remove the additional moisture caused by the leak. So mold growth is only seen near the leak. In these cases, the mold remediation efforts can focus solely on the area surrounding the leak.

It's time to talk about leaky roofs. In some areas of the country, they can be a very common problem. Luckily the Pacific Northwest is not one of those areas. However, it is more common for us to experience mold growth from condensation.

Jeffrey Parsons

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