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Our customer purchased a home as is.  The home had a musty smell due to Mold in her attic space.  We cleaned the attic with RMR-86 and RMR-141 which will remove the stain and kill the mold.

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Our customer purchased a new home with home inspection noting a lack of insulation in the attic.  Our customer decided to air seal and insulate the scuttle cover and blow in Cellulose Insulation over the top of the batt insulation acting as a new blanket for the attic.

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Mold Removal, Attic Insulation, & Air Sealing in Ann Arbor

TCI Remediation's trusted attic mold contractors

At TCI Remediation, we know attics. We know the signs of a mold problem and other attic issues that are likely intruding on the rest of your home. Without proper insulation, air sealing, and mold prevention, the rooms in your home will have inconsistent temperatures and utility bills will sky-rocket as a result of energy loss.

Get in touch with TCI Remediation today for a free insulation, air sealing, or mold removal estimate. We proudly serve Ann Arbor and nearby in Michigan.

Ann Arbor's attic insulation services:

  • Mold Removal
  • Mold Testing
  • Attic Insulation
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Rigid Foam Board Insulation
  • Radiant Barriers
  • Air Sealing
  • Duct Insulation
  • Duct Sealing
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Ice Damming

Ann Arbor's local mold removal & attic insulation experts

TCI Remediation has 25 years of industry experience dealing with mold and uncomfortable homes. If your home has an energy-efficiency problem, inconsistent temperatures or moldy, musty indoor air quality then the attic is a good place to start.

Our attic experts will air seal, duct seal, insulate, and treat mold growth in your attic. Every service we offered is backed by the products, support, and training of the Attic Systems dealer network. Schedule your free attic insulation estimate with our team of experts today!

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Home Inspection failed with Sale Pending on Insulation Upgrade & Mold Remediation in Ann Arbor, MI

  The homeowner explained that the home was up for sale and mold was found in the attic by the home inspection. He lived out of state and wanted the attic to be cleaned of the mold and insulated properly to pass his final inspection to sell the home. The symptoms of the problem were mold growth on the roof sheathing and trusses and frost accumulation on the roof deck and nails. Mold growth was also found on the subfloor in the crawl space. The problem were caused by heat loss coming from the home by penetrations in the attic floor. The mold on the subfloor in the crawlspace was caused by not having a vapor barrier installed on the dirt floor. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because he needed to sell his fathers home and could not sell it until the mold found in the attic had been addressed and remediated by a professional company. The homeowner's biggest concern was that he lived out of state and wasn't able to oversee the process or the company that would be doing work. We were referred by his realtor who has used us for many years without any hiccups.

  The homeowner chose our company because his realtor that was helping him sell the home referred our services to him and was able to assure him that we would be the best solution to remedy his problems with the attic. Our solution was to air seal the top of his staircase with a structural covering that was exposed to the attic. We then treated the attic for mold remediation and then provided him with more insulation to give him a better thermal boundary on his attic floor (R49). For the crawl space we cleaned the subfloor and floor joists of the mold and then installed a 6 mil vapor barrier on the dirt floor of the crawlspace. Installation of the structural covering proved to be a little more difficult than expected because of the trusses getting in the way of securing it to the joists. We used a combination of products to achieve our objectives. We used MoldX2 products, OSB, Silverglo, 6 mil plastic, TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has a clean, mold free attic and is properly insulated. The homeowner was able to get his home sold and was very appreciative of our ability to perform the job so quickly and efficiently. The homeowner was able to get this home sold and was thankful to TCI's production crew who made sure the home's condition was as if they weren't there.

In Home Mold what to look for in Ann Arbor, MI

Where Does Mold Grow?

 

First, it's important to know where to look. Mold tends to prefer cold, dark, and moist spaces. You probably won't find it in your living room, but your attic and crawlspace are much more likely hiding spots.

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.

And that's not all. You might also find it in doorways, windows, heating, and air conditioning systems. It enters your home either through the air or by being attached to other moldy items like old shoes or newspapers. Once it's there, it's difficult to get rid of.

Signs of Mold

The health risks of mold make looking for early signs that it's growing into your home absolutely crucial. If you see even subtle signs, it might be time to call for professional help to take care of the remediation. Some of these signs include:

Irritated lungs and breathing, similar to allergy symptoms.

A musty smell in the home or areas of the house.

Visible mold, both black and with potentially colored spots.

Water leaks, past flooding, or persistent condensation.

Rust and warping of materials due to humidity.

Most of these don't necessarily point directly to mold growth. They just point towards an environment that encourages this growth. That's why simply looking for them doesn't tend to be enough. A more comprehensive inspection is vital to making sure you know about any potential problems.

Can Mold Harm Humans?

The problems with mold are much more than just an inconvenience. Studies have repeatedly shown the many health risks that spores can bring with them. In fact, mold has been linked to anything from chronic coughs to allergic reactions, skin rashes, red eyes, and more. In some cases, it can get worse.

The reason mold removal services tend to be so important is what mold does to the health of some of the most vulnerable people around us. Most are particularly dangerous for those of us with autoimmune disorders, chronic lung disease, strong allergies, or asthma. And of course, it's worse for infants, children, and the elderly, whose immune systems might not be able to fight against it.

The lesson is clear: you don't want and probably can't afford to have mold in your home. Unfortunately, due to its favorite locations, it could also be difficult to find at times. A thorough inspection can help you find it, but looking out for early growth signs is also important.

Mold Prevention Tips

Ideally, you never let it get to a point where removal becomes a necessity. In the interest of your health and your home's value, you want to make sure that you can prevent rather than remediate the mold. A few tips can help you achieve that goal:

Keep the humidity in your home low, preferably under 40%.

Regularly check your home, particularly the potential problem spots mentioned above, for growth and take care of it early when needed.

Don't let wet areas stay wet. Dry them to make sure they don't become a hospitable environment.

During renovations, invest in mold-resistant drywall and sheetrock to create a less preferable environment.

Regularly clean your roof gutters to avoid any potential leaks or water entering the home in hidden spots.

Clean mold problems immediately, rather than letting them grow into a more significant problem.

It pays to be proactive. Still, you can't be expected to know every square inch of your home. In addition to these general tips, it pays to have regular mold inspections, both for your peace of mind and to be able to detect issues before they become major problems.

 

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