Mold can be found in the usual places like your bathrooms and Basements. But another common place is in your attic. Unfortunately, a lot of us don’t look there until its too late. Here are a few common causes of attic mold.
Bathroom and Kitchen Fans, Dryer and Plumbing Vents going into the attic
Venting moist air into your attic can cause it to become trapped and begin mold growth. With warm moist air and a place for it to settle, you are basically feeding mold like your watering your lawn every time you turn on the fan or vent.
If your gutters are not cleaned and snow and ice builds up around the outside edges of your roof, melted snow will have no place to go and can pool on your roof eventually seeping into your attic. Keeping your gutters clear and using a roof rake can do a lot to prevent this from occurring.
Keeping your attic cool in the winter is important. If your attic is warm it allows the environment to be suitable for mold growth.
Of course this is the most obvious issue. The problem is that most of the time you wont notice a leaking roof until it is too late as the moisture commonly is absorbed into the insulation. Keep an eye out for loose or missing roofing shingles is important along with regular roofing maintenance.