mold in attic, need recommended source of reputable professionals
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
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.
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.