Able Restoration understands just how water damage can occur in your attic. To help you prevent water damage or the need for mold remediation, let Able Restoration help you with your efforts to control moisture in your attic.

Common Attic Appliances

It is important to inspect the attic air conditioners, swamp cookers and HVAC (heating, ventilating, and cooling) systems periodically. Keep an eye out for any signs of wear, tear or loose connections. Be sure to also look around and under the appliances as well. It is important to keep in mind that appliance failures have the ability to cause water damage to anything that lies below it.

Recessed Lights Canisters

Take a look at the canisters of your recessed lighting for additional information on ways to treat and or avoid excessive attic moisture. Any signs of rust or corrosion is a sign that some form of moisture is seeping in which can result in an electrical hazard.

In addition, signs of stains above or around wood or on the insulation around the actual canisters can be a sign of moisture related problems. Also, take the time to consider the possibility of upgrading older recessed light canisters with newer ones that are safer and include built in insulation.

Great Tips to Prevent Damage from Water in the Attic:

• Make sure that there is plenty of ventilation in your attic, crawl spaces and overhang areas.
• Ensure that pipes within the attic are well insulated to prevent freezing.
• When it comes to colder seasons, the attic should typically be about five to ten degrees warmer than the air outside in order to prevent ice from melting on the roof.
• Always be weary of problems that might occur from seasonal moisture problems. Inspect the attic regularly.
• Stains should be promptly investigated even if the area in question is dry at the time.

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