If you have mold in your Kirkland home’s crawl space, you also have an issue with moisture control. Mold only grows in wet or damp areas. When your crawl space is open to the elements, has a leak, or is a collection point for standing water, you’re likely to find mold spore growth and a host of other issues. When this happens, you’re going to want the services of a mold removal specialist like the experts at Crawl Pros.
Why is Mold in a Crawl Space Bad?
While mold can be part of the natural environment outside, it shouldn’t have a place in or near your home. Mold can produce allergens and, sometimes, toxic substances. So, people who are around mold, like those living above a mold-infested crawl space, have a greater chance of getting sick.
Mold can also adhere to your home’s organic structure, such as the foundation, wood beams, and even work its way into the crawl space insulation. Once this happens, you’ll have to clean and/or replace any damaged materials.
Dangerous Types of Mold in Your Crawl Space
Mold grows fast! It reproduces through tiny spores that float through the air, which you’re unlikely to see with the naked eye. There are many types of mold, but all of them need moisture to grow. The most common types of mold you’re likely to find in your home’s crawl space include:
- Aspergillus – A common and non-harmful mold for most people, but one that causes the “musty” scent found in moist household items.
- Penicillium – A potential airborne threat, and a type of mold that can be found in some crawl spaces and homes.
- Stachybotrys chartarum – A greenish-black mold that can grow on construction materials and cause serious health issues for people in the home.
Crawl Space Mold Removal in Kirkland
If you’ve discovered mold in your Kirkland home’s crawl space or suspect that it might be an issue, the professionals at Crawl Pros can help. Our mold removal experts use safe, effective, non-toxic techniques to remove mold and ensure that you don’t have a repeat issue.