The crawl space can be an exceptional breeding ground for mold growth. Unfortunately, removing mold from under your home is also one of the trickiest projects you can take on.
But why are crawl spaces so prone to mold? And is there anything you can do to prevent the mold from occurring or coming back once it’s cleared? Here’s everything you need to know.
Why Crawl Spaces Are Prone to Mold
Firstly, mold accumulates under your home due to higher humidity levels. If you think about it, this fact makes a lot of sense. Namely, the base of your house sits atop all the soil, dirt, and everything else that serves as the home’s foundation.
All of these elements contain moisture, which can easily get out of control if you don’t keep it in check. When you combine the increased moisture with the fact that crawl spaces are seldom ventilated, you get an even bigger problem.
Thus, as moist and dark as they are, crawl spaces are some of the best breeding spots for mold.
What Can You Do to Prevent Mold Under Your Home?
Prevention is always better than cure, which is why you should take the necessary precautions to avoid mold infestations. These include:
- Properly seal off and encapsulate your crawl space.
- Regularly check for any leaky water pipes. Keep in mind that water infiltrations will promote mold growth.
- Ensure that your dryer vent is not blowing humid air into the crawl space.
- Check your gutters and downspouts. They should be facing away from your home and its foundation.
Do You Need Help?
If you suspect that your crawl space is infested with mold, it is best to let professionals handle the issue for you. At Mold Solutions, we have the equipment and experience necessary to handle all crawl space problems in a timely manner.
Contact us today, and our team will ensure your home (and the space under it) are a safe haven once more.
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