How do I get rid of a LARGE AMOUNT of attic moisture?
I bought the house I grew up in that was built in 1952 24×30. 1972 an addition was added making it L shaped. I had central AC installed 2016. The installer did a terrible job of installing the metal boots in each room and there was no stopping airflow around them, not properly insulated, and insulation was not packed back around them. For a year and a few months this was the condition. Then my daughter moved in and was washing cloths and hanging whole loads of laundry in the house. I also had house pressure washed.
Last month when we were fixing the AC boots we found an EXTREME amount of moisture in the attic soaking wet insulation packed down. Moisture content of many rafters, boards, etc above 16% some even 20 %. Also found the air box inadequately sealed and air blowing in the attack on the discharge side.
Now have fungus growing between rafters and excess moisture. Fire water, mold abatement restoration contractors all seem clueless when it comes to attics.
How can I fix this?
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