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Old 11-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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mold in attic i think

how do i remove blck mold over a large area of my attic/ will the wood come clean or do i paint it with something


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Old 11-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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If you have lots of visible black mold, it's recommended that you hire qualified mold removal company. Meanwhile, you should address the moisture issue that is leading to mold growth you are experiencing.

And, while this may be a stretch, check with your Home Owner's Insurance/Policy for coverage. Some policies cover mold removal.

You need to remember, this is a specialty trade type of work. So, expect an expensive bill.

Lastly, for liability and CYA purposes, make sure you have a FINAL REPORT that "stamps" the completion and approval of the entire job.


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Old 11-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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if the underside of your roofing deck is covered with black mold, you need someone to use a "dry ice" blaster method (much like sand blasting) to remove it.

if the mold is mostly on your rafters, you might try "MoldControl" spray which might work.

if the area is small and localized, you can also try Lysol wet wipes, along with Lysol spray which may give you limited success.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Not going to do much good to treat it without finding the cause.
No venting,
Roof leak.
Ice dams.
All come to mind.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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Agreed, you need to fix the cause first. Are your soffit vents blocked by insulation?

Sadly, I got to learn more about mold removal than I ever wanted to know on our last house. The pros we hired said they would sand the underside of the decking, then hit it with some kind of chemical, then paint.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:37 AM   #6
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The process is to first isolate the area s that you don't have excess mold components (spores, etc.) travelling through the rest of your home. Then you absolutely need to correct the moisture problem thats allowing the mold to thrive. All the clean up in the world is for nothing if you don't correct the moisture issue. Next clean off the mold. Scrub it off with some detergent and a brush, or hire it out to a pro. Dry ice blasting is very effective in attics and crawl spaces, but relatively expensive. After cleaning, treat the surfaces with a fungicide. After all of this has dried, then coat the surfaces with a sealer. Wear a respirator during the clean up and treatment portion of the process.


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