Attic Leak in Westchester Rockland Bergen Fairfield
Here is a picture of what can happen from an untreated attic leak in your home. The water was dripping for a long time and soaked through sheet rock ceiling. The sheet rock got damp stayed damp and mold began to grow. So now the home owner is not just stuck with a bill to fix his roof, but with a bill to rid his house of mold. This actually turned into a big job. First the roof need to be fixed to stop the water from coming in, then the ceiling needed to be cut out under the leak and the insulation removed. The mold had colonized both sides of the sheet rock and the insulation under the leak was saturated and black mold was present. We had to treat the attic for mold, wipe the entire bedroom down and run Air Scrubbers throughout the house to suck up the loose mold spores. The whole process took about three days, plus another three for the air scrubbing.