November 01, 2019

A number of factors can lead to you discovering mold in your attic such as excess moisture, air leaks, and poor ventilation of appliances such as plumbing or furnaces that are not properly sealed away. Finding mold in your home can be stressful, and you can either attempt to clean up the mold on your own through D.I.Y strategies or hire a professional to remove it for you. When the proper precautions are not taken to remove the mold on your own, this can be potentially hazardous to your health. It’s recommended that homeowners hire a professional mold remediation expert that has experience you can trust and the proper equipment to efficiently remove the mold from your home.

FloodTech 3 is a locally-owned mitigation company that provides quality mold remediation services to residents all throughout the Northern Virginia area. We understand that emergency situations occur and our team can be there for you 24/7 to restore your home to its original state. To help you understand the difference between D.I.Y and professional mold removal, we have provided more information below.


The key to D.I.Y mold removal is to catch it early so it prevents the mold from spreading and causing any further damage to you and your home. It is difficult to handle large concentrations of mold by yourself especially if you have allergies or an already weakened immune system. With very small cases of mold in your attic, there’s an option to remove it through the use of applying bleach and then scrubbing it out. However, this may only be a temporary solution to removing mold from your attic. With larger concentrations of mold, it can be more complicated to handle and using just bleach may not be the most effective way to go about removing the mold. Other precautions you should consider taking before attempting to remove mold from your attic include the following:

  • Wear old clothes and shoes that you can launder or throw away after cleanup.
  • In addition to wearing goggles and gloves, wear special N-95 or P-100 respirators.
  • While removing the mold, place a box fan in a nearby window to increase ventilation. Throw it out when you’re done cleaning, because spores are almost impossible to clean off. Tape plywood or cardboard around the window openings so the spores can’t blow back in.
  • Wrap and tape moldy carpeting in 6-mil plastic sheeting and double-bag mold-infested materials in garbage bags for disposal.
  • To control airborne spores, moisten mold-affected areas with a garden sprayer while you work.
  • Turn off your furnace and air conditioner and cover ducts and doors to contain the spores.
  • Keep your wet/dry vacuum outside when you vacuum.


Having a professional mold removal specialist handle cleaning up the mold in your attic is the safest option and highly recommended. Mold remediation experts understand how to handle a variety of mold removal situations and how to provide effective solutions. Mold can be extremely dangerous as it can cause many health issues such as cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or skin irritation. Professional mold remediation experts have developed the appropriate methods through various experiences to ensure complete removal of mold contamination in your attic. Hiring a professional mold remediation company will help homeowners save time, money, and keep them safe from the dangers of cleaning up mold in their attic on their own.


Coming across mold in your attic isn’t fun and is more common than you might think. The professionals at FloodTech 3 has years of experience in providing mold removal services to residents in the Washington D.C. Metro area. They understand the dangers as well as proper methods to completely remove mold from your home before it can get worse. You can trust our team to find a permanent solution to keeping mold out of your home. To get started immediately, contact us today and remove pesky mold in your home that may be damaging your families health.