Mold infestation in your attic can be dangerous to your health and can impact the structural integrity of buildings for residents in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.

Here are a few factors that have a major impact on making attic area a “mold friendly” environment:

 #1 cause of mold growth in the attic – inadequate attic ventilation

bathroom / kitchen / dryer vents discharging into the attic

inadequate / missing attic floor insulation

improperly insulated cathedral ceilings and skylight chases

furnaces and water heaters installed in open attic

plumbing vents open into the attic – uninsulated air ducts

poorly insulated ceiling penetrations, attic access panels

Just inadequate ventilation and dryer vents combined together could transform your attic into the steamy, mold contaminated room during the cold wet seasons we experience here on Vancouver Island and west coast towns like Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.

Any warm air trapped under the roof will form condensation on framing, decking surfaces, and roofing nails creating mold nesting habitat. Some homes have more than one attic and upper one, usually located above the bedrooms and bathrooms is always more susceptible of being contaminated, because warm air from lower parts of the house will naturally raise up, transfer through the ceiling and all its penetrations into the attic.

Mold Exposure – How Vulnerable Are You?

Inhaling or touching mold or mildew may have hazardous health effects. But, not everyone may be adversely affected by molds. Those who have other allergies or existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, or other lung diseases are more susceptible to the effects of mold exposure.

People with an impaired or weakened immune system will have severe reactions to molds. Pregnancy, autoimmune disease, AIDS, or diabetes are medical conditions that can weaken your immune system. Infants, small children, and elderly people are also vulnerable to mold contamination.  Read more.

What Can You Do?

In most situations, Pacific Decontamination Services can neutralize your mold up 99.99999%. If our spray, fog or foam can touch it, we can neutralize it.  Our services come at a fraction of the cost as compared to the expensive approaches like soda / dry ice blasting, hepa vacuuming, scrubbing, removal of insulation and deconstruction and reconstruction of the attic and roof.

We neutralize the mold in your attic by applying our eco-friendly, safe chemical everywhere within your attic, focusing our efforts on the visible mold areas. Depending on the job, we apply our formula by spray, mist, foam, or fog. We further kill all airborne mold spores in your attic. The average time of our on-site service is approximately one hour. An additional four hours is required to achieve maximum effectiveness. We ask that you stay out of the attic for approximately 5 hours in total. Read more about how we work.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of mold and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!

Serving All of Vancouver Island: Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.