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Attic Mold Removal in Brighton, MI

Attic Mold Removal in Brighton, MI

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This home in Brighton had extensive mold in the attic (see before image). The after image shows the attic after being treated with the Mold-X2 System.

Attic with Black Mold in Brighton, MI

Attic with Black Mold in Brighton, MI

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The before image shows significant mold growth in the attic, before being treated with Mold-X2.

Attic Mold Growth in Brighton, MI

Attic Mold Growth in Brighton, MI

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The before image shows mold growth on the attic roof decking. The after image shows the attic after being treated with the Mold-X2 system.

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Corey had called TCI for the reason that she still had mold odor in her home. She previously had purchased her home in Brighton and had the home inspection...
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Attic Insulation & Attic Mold Remediation in Brighton

TCI Remediation's 25 years of industry experience will create a healthier home

If your home has uncomfortable rooms, expensive utility costs, or poor indoor air quality due to attic problems and mold, TCI Remediation is here to help.

Our air sealing, insulation, duct sealing, and more, will not only create more even temperatures and greater home efficiency, but will also increase the value and safety of your home.

Our Attic Services in Brighton:

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

Free estimates by Attic Systems contractor in Brighton

As members of the Attic Systems network, TCI Remediation is backed by proven products, systems, and support to help make your home more comfortable. We provide thorough, well-reviewed services that will increase your indoor air quality, home value, comfort level, and lower your utility bills.

TCI Remediation specializes in mold removal in Brighton, along with attic insulation, duct sealing, and air sealing. Our mold removal and mold treatment services will eliminate harmful spores and prevent them from growing back. Air sealing, duct sealing, and attic insulation will ensure your home isn't losing valuable energy and make it easier and quicker to heat and cool your home.

If you're interested in a more efficient and comfortable home, you need Attic Systems services by TCI Remediation. Get in touch for your free attic insulation, air sealing, or mold treatment estimate in Brighton today!

Case Studies From Brighton
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The homeowner explained that she had mold in her attic after an initial home inspection was made for a home sale. The symptoms of the problem were...
Insulation
The Homeowner went up into his attic and noticed mold growth on his roof deck and his attic insulation was extremely dirty. Mold was present all...
Remediation,
The Homeowner noticed bathroom fans that were venting into the attic space and a considerable amount of mold throughout the attic and how dirty the...
Job Stories From Brighton, MI
Insulate and Air Seal needed if Bone Chilling Cold in the Winter & Blazing Hot in the Summer, Brighton MI

Insulation Installation and Home Comfort

 

Are areas in your home freezing cold in the winter and super-hot in the summer? Or just looking to improve your homes energy efficiency and comfort? the attic should be at the top of your priority list. Insulation and air sealing in the attic have a dramatic effect on the home's overall energy performance, and upgrades in this area can lead to significant savings on heating and cooling costs. 

Most homes in Michigan have R-30 (just under 10 inches) which was the previous code. With increasing to the current code of R-49 (approx. 15 inches) our homeowners experience significant savings on their heating bills and savings on their electric bills during the summer months when air conditioning is used. Think of your home like a large bag surrounding your living environment. If you turn your furnace or air conditioning off how long will the hot or cold air stay within your home? The more thermal barrier to the outside environment you have the less your equipment will run saving you money and increasing comfort

How the attic impacts home comfort

Cellulose insulation can be installed over existing insulation without interfering with your storage area

About 50% of energy costs are typically attributed to heating and cooling, making it one of the biggest expenses for many homeowners. The attic has a major impact on home efficiency for several reasons:

  • Air leaks and drafts between attic and living space
  • Air leaks and drafts between attic and outdoors
  • Poor or incorrect ventilation
  • Insufficient attic insulation
  • Uninsulated ductwork in the attic

Best methods for improving attic efficiency

  • Air sealing: The first step to improving attic efficiency is air sealing. Your attic is full of gaps and cracks that allows conditioned air to escape from the living space into the attic and unconditioned air to enter from the outside. Sealing these air leaks helps to keep your attic isolated from the outside and keeps conditioned air inside your home.
  • Attic insulation: Many attics are lacking proper insulation, which is one of the biggest causes of energy waste and uncomfortable rooms. Raising attic insulation to proper levels prevents heat transfer between the attic and the living space, meaning your HVAC system will run less because conditioned air is being contained in the areas you want to heat and cool.
  • Ductwork services: If you have ducts in your attic, they are affected by the extreme hot and cold temperatures that occur in that space. When you try to send cold air through hot ducts or vice versa, the air in the ducts is heated in summer (and cooled in the winter), making it difficult to heat or cool your home. Having ducts in attics is extremely inefficient, which is why duct sealing and duct insulation are smart upgrades for homeowners with ductwork in the attic.

 

Mold Removal, Attic Insulation, and Air Sealing in Brighton, MI

  The homeowner was going to be putting her home up for sale and mold was found in both her upper and lower attic spaces. The upper attic had signs of high humidity in the attic and had lots of mold growth on the sheathing, trussed, and insulation. The roof deck around the eaves was all frozen and condensation on the roofing nails was dripping onto the insulation. The lower attic also had mold growth on the sheathing and trusses but at a much less quantity. The upper-level attic mold growth problem was caused by multiple penetrations in the attic floor allowing warm/cool conditioned air to escape into the attic. Baffles were also not present in the attic space and insulation was covering the soffits not allowing proper ventilation from the soffits to the ridge vent. The attic ceiling insulation was scattered throughout the attic and did not have a consistent R-value. The lower attic had roughly 20% of the soffit blocked by the Fiberglass batt insulation and no baffles had been previously installed. The homeowner chose to have the problem fixed because she wanted to put her home up for sale but was aware that she would not be able to pass a home inspection with the mold that was growing in the attics. We had a lengthy conversation about why the problems were caused and how we would be able to correct the problems. The homeowner's biggest concern with the problem was that her attics were going to cause a problem with her home sale.

  The homeowner chose our company because after our inspection process we sat down with the homeowner and explained everything that was causing the problems within the attic spaces. We used photos and diagrams to help make everything make sense in our process and what we will correct the problems within the attic spaces. We used photos and diagrams to help explain our process and what we will be doing to correct the problem. Our solution was to remove all the blown-in fiberglass insulation and the Fiberglass batt insulation from the upper-level attic floor, cleared the soffits of the insulation that was blocking the airflow, remediated the mold in the attic, installed baffles to allow proper intake ventilation from the soffits, air sealed the attic floor penetrations, and then insulated the attic floor with Cellulose to R49. The lower level attic we pulled the fiberglass batt insulation away from the soffits, remediated the mold in the attic, and then installed baffles to allow proper intake ventilation from the soffits. We did face one challenge during the installation process of the upper-level attic space. The attic was around 4' tall from the ceiling joist to the peak which made it very difficult to move around and reach the insulation that was packed into the soffits once you got closer to the eave. We used multiple products to achieve our end result. We used MoldX2 products, Durovent Baffles, Zypfoam, and TruSoft Cellulose. The homeowner now has healthy attics that are breathing properly and can now put her home up for sale without the worry of not being able to sell her home due to mold condensation. The homeowner was very pleased with the job TCI Remediation had done and would recommend it to family and friends.

In Home Mold what to look for in Brighton, 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 the 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 it 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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