03 Dec '17, 9pm

GBA: There�s Mold in My Attic https://t.co/NG64vVZjBY

GBA: There�s Mold in My Attic https://t.co/NG64vVZjBY

A three-season cabin built in the 1940s became a year-round dwelling two years ago, but owner Marty Pfeif has discovered an alarming problem: a bumper crop of mold in the attic. In a post at the Q&A forum , Pfeif ticks off the particulars, including no apparent attempts at air-sealing, "shake and rake" R-19 insulation on the attic floor and some batting against the walls, no vapor barrier, and a ridge vent but no gable vents. In addition, he's recently learned that an exhaust duct for the bathroom fan has fallen apart, allowing moist air to spill directly into the attic for the last couple of years. "This week I found mold in the attic, and lots of it!" he writes. "I'm spraying the mold with bleach, and have ordered RMR 80 mold remover ," Pfeif continues. "I have removed a 12x5-foot section of insulation, and I am in the process of air-sealing this section." When he's done...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/qa-spotlig...

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