All About Crawl Space Mold Remediation
Close to 30 million homes in the United States are built on a crawl space. This narrow, unfinished area beneath your home acts as a barrier between your house and the damp, wet earth.
While this design was popular decades ago, in recent years, the practicality of a crawl space has declined. Instead of acting as a buffer, these spaces actually trap moisture and humidity.
As a result, many crawl spaces are a breeding ground for dangerous mold.
Keep reading to discover all there is to know about crawl space mold remediation and how the professionals at All About Energy Solutions can help.
Signs You Need Mold Remediation
The first sign you’re in need of mold remediation services is the visible presence of mold in your crawl space. Dark bacterial growths on the walls and floor of your crawl space are not just unsightly, but dangerous.
Mold is toxic and can cause health issues for the home’s inhabitants. Eye irritation, respiratory issues, and nasal congestion are all signs and symptoms of mold in your home. These are especially dangerous for individuals with preexisting breathing issues or a compromised immune system.
Mold often has a musty odor that you may notice even before the physical signs and symptoms.
Crawl spaces are naturally dark, enclosed areas close to the moist earth below. This creates poor ventilation, humidity, and condensation, which are all breeding grounds for mold.
How Does Crawl Space Mold Remediation Work?
Once you’ve identified you have a mold problem in your crawl space, it’s time to consider mold remediation. An experienced team of professionals will access your crawl space and offer their recommendations.
On the day of remediation, team members will suit up in full-body gear including goggles and booties before spraying a strong mold killer where needed. The chemicals are left to set, sometimes overnight.
The next step is to spray the affected area with a whitewash that encloses any mold spores that might remain. The team may also spray beyond the obvious mold areas to prevent future spreading.
The crew may also replace the moldy air with fresh, clean air using a HEPA system. If necessary, they may also use a HEPA vacuum to remove any stubborn spores lingering on the ground.
Team members will remove any contaminated materials and leave your crawl space, clean, dry, and free of mold!
How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost?
There’s no set cost for crawl space mold remediation. Several factors can impact the final price including:
- How extensive the mold damage is
- How much mold is present
- If materials in the area need to be repaired or replaced
Mold remediation can cost as little as $500 and rise well into the thousands, depending on how severe it is. That’s why early detection and quick action are key for treating crawl space mold.
Take Your House Back with Mold Remediation
The presence of mold in your house (even in the crawlspace) can make you feel like a prisoner in your own home.
Irritated eyes, coughing, and breathing issues are all dangerous signs that your mold issue is nearing a dangerous level.
Don’t wait to get the help you need. The professionals at All About Energy Solutions offer reliable crawl space mold remediation at a reasonable price.