The roof doesn't leak but the rain hasn't let up this summer and there is a
mildew smell coming from a crawlspace attic--the trapdoor. Do we have to get
someone to remove the insulation? Also what about opening the attic up when we
have dry weather? And if it starts to dry up a bit in the fall would the mold
dry up? I didn't want to allow the mold to waft even more by opening the trap.
Opinions on ozonating the house? I am referring to a one time service. The
house is ozonated to a high level which kills all bacteria, mold etc. Pets,
plants and people must stay away until the ozone level is safe for living
Thanks for replies.
I think you have to find out exactly *what* is fostering
mildew growth. Otherwise, it will just keep coming back.
Wear a good respirator mask and go up there and inspect.
Better yet, do it during a rainstorm. You might be
surprised to find small leaks which don't actually appear
in the living space.
Take up some insulation and look for mildew evidence as well.
On 11 Aug 2003 12:30:37 GMT, email@example.com (Tummeric) wrote:
Sometimes you need to be a detective to find out the location of the
water or leak. Nobody likes to crawl around in an attic space, but
that's probably what it takes to solve the mildew problem. Don't let
it go too long.
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