Getting rid of mold in your Everett home’s crawl space most often requires the help of a professional. Without including some drainage and encapsulation system in the work, DYI-ing mold removal may end up solving the problem — but only in the short term, until the mold comes back. Here is why mold is a serious issue, and how professional crawl space mold removal and remediation services from Crawl Pros can help.
Why is Mold in Your Crawl Space Bad?
Mold likes to grow in moist and dark environments. Even a small amount of moisture or standing water in your crawl space can lead to mold issues.
There are several serious concerns relative to having mold underneath your home. First, mold can cause health problems for people living in the home. Problems that have been tied to mold include asthma, headaches, allergies, and other respiratory conditions.
Mold can also eat and destroy your home’s building materials, such as the subfloor and wood joists. This can lead to structural issues and impact your home’s value. In some cases, it can also attract termites and other insects that want to feast on your wet wood, making matters worse.
Some common signs that you might have mold in your crawl space include:
- A musty odor in your home
- Sagging or buckling floors
- Weeping walls or standing water
- Leaking or cracked pipes
- Unexplained health issues
Crawl Space Mold Removal in Everett
Mold removal is not a do-it-yourself project. Not only is exposure to mold dangerous, but it must be removed properly, and remediation must be done to ensure it doesn’t come back.
At Crawl Pros, we identify the source of excess moisture in your crawl space so that we can correct it. Mold is treated by soda blasting the materials in your crawl space and then removing residue with a HEPA vacuum.
When necessary, your crawl space mold removal service will include an encapsulation or drainage system to ensure you don’t have similar mold issues in the future. For mold issues in the Everett area, contact Crawl Pros for a free estimate.