How badly fitted insulation can cause mould to form

Who would have thought that badly fitted insulation could lead to mould forming in a room below?

Mould on bedroom ceiling
Mould on bedroom ceiling
Gap in insulation in eaves
Gap in insulation in eaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this particular case you can see that the insulation in the attic space doesn’t reach the corner of the eaves properly and this in turn has caused a cold spot which has resulted in mould forming in the room below. As we all tend to use our attic space for storage, we can inadvertently moved loose insulation unknown to ourselves while putting things into and taking things out of our attic.
Insulating your attic effectively will keep warm air in the main area of the house and your attic will remain cold as a result. As long as it is dry up there, this shouldn’t cause any issues if you’re only going up every now and then to grab a box.

Problems arise when moisture gets into the attic area and as you can see in this example it is exactly what happened.

Damp can set in and lead to mould, which can be tricky to get rid of.

The idea of insulation is to seal the inside of your home so that there are no cold spots where heat can escape to, which turns into a spot for moisture to form and create condensation and cause mould to form.

In this case, Mould Solutions treated the existing mould in the property and repaired the loose insulation in the attic.

 

After shot of mould removed from bedroom ceiling
After shot of mould removed from bedroom ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gap in insulation in eaves repaired
Gap in insulation in eaves repaired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recommend checking your attic space to ensure all insulation is fitted correctly & neatly.

Mould Solutions

September 2019

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