Did you know that water damage occurs in attics and crawl spaces almost as frequently as it does in basements? Your attic has the perfect condition to encourage water damage to occur. What are those conditions and how can you prevent water damage from occurring in your St. George attic? Ally1 Disaster Solutions is here to educate!
Culprit #1: Moisture
Heat rises and it tends to congregate in the attic. Moisture can enter an attic through light fixture openings, exhaust vents and through poor insulation. Once enough moisture collects in the attic, you could face a variety of issues including mold. Moisture tends to accumulate the most when the outside temperatures are very cold because air holds less moisture as the temperature decreases.
Culprit #2: Poor Airflow
Poor airflow allows culprit #1, moisture, to congregate in your attic. During the winter poor airflow can cause moisture and poor energy efficiency during the summer but too much ventilation can be just as bad, if not worse.
Culprit #3: A Damaged Roof
A damaged roof can lead to roof leaks. Even the smallest of leaks can lead to water damage in the attic. A variety of reasons can cause roof leaks: improper roof installation, wind or storm damage and lack of maintenance.
What You Can Do About It
- Check your attic’s ventilation system and make any necessary adjustments.
- Seal any areas around light fixtures, vents and windows that are not air tight.
- Repair and damages your roof may have.
- Check your attic for moisture on a regular basis.
If you suffer from any water damage in your St George home call Ally1 Disaster Solutions! We specialize in water damage cleanup in St. George! Our professionals know what it takes to remove any and all water damage and get your home back to pre-water damage condition.