You should annually inspect your attic for signs of mold. While the smell of mildew can be an indicator, mold growth doesn’t always have an odor. Look for dark stains on the underside of roof sheathing. Check corners and crevices, especially around cardboard boxes.
HOW MOLD GROWS
Mold requires moisture, moderate temperatures, and a source of energy to grow. Wood, cardboard, clothing, dust, leaves and other organic components provide the needed energy source. As such, it is recommend you minimize attic storage as much as possible.
ATTIC MOLD PREVENTION
The best way to minimize attic mold is to ensure your attic is dry, year round. Proper attic air circulation is the key to keeping your attic dry year round. Click here to learn more about proper attic ventilation.