Ventilation Services

One of the best ways to deal with mold in the home is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Comprehensive Mold Management has helped many area homeowners and businesses avoid mold problems by taking a proactive approach. Utilizing our experience and technology, we can detect and treat areas that are susceptible to mold growth, thus preventing the more costly expense of removing the threat after it happens. We can identify and correct structural or environmental problems before they become the cause of mold. People purchasing a new home are encouraged to mold-proof their property. Home inspectors sometimes miss detecting mold and the buyer is left to deal with the expense of removal and repair. Mold prevention services we offer include:

Ventilation Services:

  • Power Vent Installation
  • Soffit Vent Installation
  • Box Vent Installation
  • Bathroom Fan and Ducting Installation

 

 

Attic Ventilation 

  • In the summer, improper ventilation can cause attic heat to reach 160˚F. This can lead to cracking, warping & the breakdown of wood framing. Premature aging of your roofing system, such as curling of the roof shingles, damage to siding, exterior & interior paint and wallpaper. Believe it or not, a roof shingle warranty can be voided if it’s discovered you don’t have the proper ventilation. 
  • In the wintertime, you can have warping of the wood frame, mold growth & buckling of shingles.
  • Industry standards say that for every 150 square feet of heated ceiling space, you need one square foot of ventilation between the soffit vents and either a ridge vent or box vents on the outtake. In the winter time, warm air will migrate to the attic. When it mixes with the cold plywood surfaces, it forms condensation. If the condensation sits on the plywood for too long, it will start to form mold growth on the plywood and supports. With the proper air flow in the attic, it will keep the plywood dry and free from moisture and mold growth. Remember; more ventilation is always better than not enough.  
  • Be sure your soffit vents are not blocked by your attic insulation. This will prevent proper air flow.
  • You may also want to check your bath fan venting. Is it run up and out of your roof or did the installer simply and improperly vent it directly into the attic? (This happens much too frequently.) If it is incorrect, call a mold remediator to not only rectify this but also to check your attic for possible mold growth.