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Mold Growth in Your Attic

If you notice any mold or mildew in your attic space, you could be experiencing overflowing, damaged gutters.

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There are a plethora of warning signs to let you know your gutters are in need of repair. One such sign is mold growth in your attic space. While mold spores are present everywhere in the environment, damp spaces are where they flourish and grow. AFS offers gutter services to resident in Chattanooga, TN. If you notice mold in your attic, your gutters may be to blame. Damage to your gutters can cause water to seep into places where it doesn’t belong, such as your attic.

Water damage in your attic can cause mold, mildew, and excessive humidity to form. This can cause water damage to important, personal objects as well as create an undesirable living environment. At AFS, we provide free, no-obligation inspections so you can be sure there is a problem before you spend any money. Maintaining your gutters so that water can flow freely down and out is extremely important to prevent problems like mold growth in your attic.

Why is There Mold Growing in Your Attic?

As mentioned above, mold thrives in dark, wet environments, making your attic a prime spot for mold and mildew to take hold. If your gutters are clogged by leaves or debris, then water can begin to overflow out of the gutter and into your attic through unseen cracks or voids in the roof. Other problem signs that can lead to mold in your attic include blocked, damaged gutters and improperly sloped gutters.

Blocked Gutters

Improperly maintained gutters can quickly become cluttered with leaves and other debris. This debris can cause your gutters to become clogged, preventing water from freely flowing through and out of your gutters. This blockage will eventually cause your gutters to overflow during any type of rain or snowfall. This overflow from your gutters seeps into your attic, causing water leaks that can lead to water damage, mildew, and mold.

Damaged Gutters

If your gutters are cracked in any way, water can slowly start to leak through. This leakage can quickly saturate the outside of your attic, eventually getting inside, and causing an increase of moisture in your attic. Cracks and holes in your gutters can be attributed to poor maintenance and wear-and-tear over time. Animals that get inside your gutters can also cause your gutters to become damaged. Another cause of damaged gutters is storm damage. To prevent damage to your gutters, regular maintenance is necessary.

Improper Gutter Pitch

If pitched – or sloped – incorrectly, your gutters can begin to leak. These leaks can eventually get into your attic, where mold will begin to grow. A low slope can cause leaves and debris to build up and become blockages. A gutter that is sloped too high can cause water to flow over the sides of your gutters. Ensuring that your gutters are pitched properly is extremely important to prevent moisture in your attic that can lead to mold growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Mold & Gutters

The short answer is yes. Once gutters become blocked with debris, water flowing in the gutter has nowhere to go but up and over the sides of the gutters. This overflowing water seeps into your attic space, creating the perfect spot for mold and mildew to flourish. Keeping your gutters clear of any debris is the key to preventing mold due to blocked gutters.

There are a variety of signs that will let you know mold is growing in your phone. A musty odor is one of the many signs that mold is hanging around. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, mold can cause these conditions to flare. Mold can even cause allergies in people that don’t usually suffer from the condition. If you find yourself suddenly sneezing and coughing more often than usual, you may need to inspect for mold.

Do you see white spots or fuzz on your personal belongings? If so, that is a major sign that mold has spread throughout your home. Water is the ultimate cause of mold, so if you notice water in your attic, you most likely have a mold problem as well.

At AFS, our technicians are equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to efficiently repair your home’s damaged gutters. Utilizing innovative techniques and equipment, we can help repair your broken gutters, stopping the cause of the mold at the source. Mold can quickly spread throughout your home, so it is best to have the cause to the problem remediated as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free, no-obligation inspection!

AFS Can Help With Gutter Problems

AFS has the tools and experience needed to solve your gutter problems. If your gutters are overflowing and draining water into your attic (or other vulnerable parts of your home), it’s best to take action quickly. Our team offers a free inspection where one of our specialists will come to your home and find the root of your gutter problems. From there, we’ll come up with a solution that meets your individual needs and provides permanent relief from overflowing gutters and mold growth in your attic. Contact us today to learn more about our gutter services, and to schedule your free inspection!

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