Is Your Attic Making You Sick?

If you’re experiencing ongoing and unexplained allergy-type symptoms, you may want to consider looking in your attic.

Common molds like cladosporium, penicillium, and aspergillus are well known for growing on wood, in heating and cooling ducts, and especially in generally undisturbed places like attics and basements.

The presence of these molds in your home can cause headaches, runny nose, sneezing, skin rashes, and lung irritation. While it is easy enough to get rid of the visible mold with a mixture of bleach and water, prevention is far better than attempting to manage the problem on an ongoing basis.

Mold can latch onto a variety of surfaces, but one of the substrates it is unable to grow on is glass. Fiberglass insulation for your attic is one of the best ways to avoid mold growth. Fiberglass insulation such as the Owens Corning Jacksonville Florida brand helps to prevent the problem before it begins.

Mold is, of course, a far greater issue in hot and humid areas such as Jacksonville, Florida, so if your home is in this, or a similar, area, insulating your attic with a mold-resistant material like Owens Corning is an …