Don’t risk having black mold in your crawlspace – keep it dry and dehumidify!
Most homeowners have heard of black mold and know that if it grows in your home, it poses a health risk to everyone who lives there. Not all black mold is the same, but some types are toxic to humans. While you know the risks, you may not realize that one of the most common places for mold to grow is out of sight – your crawlspace. Black mold in your crawlspace might go undetected for a long period of time, giving it a chance to grow unchecked and cause health problems.
So, what can you do to protect your loved ones and yourself from black mold in your crawlspace? Don’t wait for your crawlspace to become a problem. Mold grows best in spaces that are warm, moist and dark – just like a crawlspace. To prevent mold from growing or reduce the likelihood of mold growth, you can take proactive measures to reduce the moisture of your crawlspace. At Turners Underseal, we specialize in making crawlspaces healthier. We have years of experience and recognize that there are some problems with traditional encapsulation methods. It is not really possible to waterproof a crawlspace, especially a dirt crawlspace, because moisture and humidity are naturally occurring in the soil and air.
Our method doesn’t try to block out the moisture, but instead relies on a combination of an advanced liner to block some of the moisture and specialized dehumidifiers to keep the humidity level low. This stops or discourages mold growth in the crawlspace, improving your indoor air quality and preventing dangerous situations like black mold in your crawlspace. If you have noticed any signs of mold (like odors or respiratory symptoms), don’t wait to call us for a free estimate. Even if you haven’t noticed these signs, it is a great idea to get your crawlspace evaluated and protected before problems occur.