Your crawlspace is located underneath your home, typically with a dirt floor and often with exposed wood. When the air is humid, it creates the perfect environment for mold to grow. If your crawlspace is left vulnerable, you shouldn’t be surprised if the moisture from the humidity leads to mold. If you believe you have black mold in your crawlspace, there are important steps you should take to remediate the situation quickly and prevent it from reoccurring:
- Mold testing – Black mold has a reputation for being a highly toxic problem. The truth is that black mold is not very common and that it has not truly proven to be more harmful than other mold species. It is also true though that any mold shouldn’t be able to remain in our homes. Mold can be especially problematic to people with allergies, asthma, and other health conditions. You can call a professional for mold testing to learn whether or not you actually have black mold in your crawlspace and how extensive your mold problem is.
- Mold removal –Working with mold can be hazardous, and it is essential that you work quickly to eradicate the problem. The best thing to do is to call a mold removal specialist who knows the most effective and safe methods for mold removal.
- Mold prevention – To truly rid your crawlspace of mold problems, you need to change the environment. At Turners Underseal, we provide you with solutions to not only seal off vents and create a strong barrier, but also to regularly clean and dry the air in your crawlspace, effectively removing humidity and preventing mold growth before it starts.
If you have any questions regarding black mold in your crawlspace, mold removal, or our effective and strategic mold prevention process, give us a call today.