mold in attic, need recommended source of reputable professionals

Asked July 16, 2019, 2:19 PM EDT

I have a bit of mold in my attic and don't feel comfortable in treating it. Do know of any 'recommended list' of reputable mold removal professionals? I live in Corvallis. Thanks, Ken Winograd

Benton County Oregon

1 Response

Hello,

I'm sorry to hear you've found mold in your attic. I do not have a recommended list of mold remediators, unfortunately. I can suggest a few options: 1. Request quotes from certified home repair contractors - they may work with mold remediation companies. 2. Use resources available at the Corvallis Benton County Library (link below) to find contractors, etc.

https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/consumer-info/

If the amount of mold is very small (less than 3 feet by 3 feet), you may be able to find a general handyman/handywoman to clean it up, as this typically requires just vinegar and water (use half vinegar, half water instead of using bleach). More information is available at the EPA, here: https://www.epa.gov/mold.

The only other note I will add is that where you find mold, there is water. If it is a small amount of mold, that may just be due to condensation forming in your attic, but sometimes mold is indicative of a larger problem, such as a leaky pipe or a a misaligned exhaust vent dripping. A contractor should be able to help with this.

Best,
Diana