The crawl space under your home is a common area for mold growth. When mold has been allowed to fester in the crawl space, it can lead to health problems, odors, and uncontrolled mold growth. Without crawl space mold remediation services, the crawl space mold will only continue to grow. Don’t ignore the signs that you have mold in the crawl space of your home, and contact BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair instead. We will take a careful look at your crawl space and test the air for mold. When you have a mold problem, we are ready to tackle the problem for you. We understand how to get rid of mold in drywall, subfloors, and any other area of concern for homeowners.
There are several reasons to contact a mold removal specialist if you discover a musty or mildew odor in your Hampton Roads crawl space. You could have black mold starting to grow in your basement, a known health hazard for anyone breathing the air in this space. Bleach only takes care of some mold, and to clean mold thoroughly, professional cleaning techniques must be used. If you have mold in your floor joists or subflooring, mold issues will have to be addressed aggressively.
Mold remediation requires identifying where the mold is located and the type of mold present. Any visible mold is tested, and the air quality is checked to make sure it is safe to breathe. When you try to take care of mold yourself, you don’t have access to the same testing capabilities or cleaning techniques used by professionals. Once the cleaning is complete, the air is retested to ensure that it is safe. When no mold is discovered in the testing, the space can be used to live and work again.
Mold in your crawl space is often dangerous, as it can lead to poor indoor air quality and damage your property. You might have black mold, Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, or other types of basement mold and crawl space mold. Mold can cause health problems, especially those that struggle with respiratory issues such as asthma already. Mold can damage floor joists, foundation walls, and any other structure within your home. If mold continues to grow, you can have structural damage on the property that requires significant repair. Crawl space encapsulation will protect the rest of your home from a mold infestation if you have problems with a damp crawl space.
Without routine inspections of your crawl space, you have to depend on signs indicating mold growth in your home.
You might smell a musty odor within your home or when you are near the crawl space.
Visible mold growth can appear near crawl space windows, in air ducts, and on walls, ceilings, or flooring. If your indoor air is poor quality, this can cause respiratory issues for people within the home. When anyone in your home has health issues with no identified cause, mold growth might be the issue.
It isn’t always easy to inspect for mold growth in a crawl space due to the tight space. When you don’t want to crawl under a porch, only to discover that you can’t really see into the crawl space, it’s time to hire a professional to do the work. Even if you can reach your crawl space, it is unlikely that you will be able to figure out if there is a mold problem or not.
Some homeowners try using bleach and other cleaners to take care of mold in a crawl space. This is only partially effective at taking care of mold. You still need to kill the mold you can’t see, and it is impossible to uncover all the mold that could be present using typical cleaning methods. You will need to remove every spore within the space and then seal off the space from the rest of your home for effective mold remediation. This is a difficult job and one that shouldn’t be done by someone who has no experience with crawl space encapsulation or mold removal.
Removing mold as a DIY project is not a good idea. It’s hard to locate mold, and some spores are impossible to see. Mold could be growing in your foundation, walls, or HVAC systems. When you don’t hire a professional for crawl space mold and try to do it yourself, you are at risk of leaving behind mold spores that will grow again. A professional mold remediation specialist ensures the complete removal of all spores of mold. Crawl space moisture control is vital to long-term mold remediation. Check with your homeowner’s insurance to see if your policy covers mold removal and cleaning. Mold removal costs will depend on the extent of the mold, what type it is, and the level of cleaning and remediation that needs to be done.
Professional mold remediation services understand what it takes to get rid of mold throughout your home or building. Specialized cleaning techniques make sure that the mold is removed completely. Any spores left behind will produce future mold growth if the conditions are right. It only takes a little moisture for mold to flourish when there are spores present. With the right training and tools, it is possible to remove mold spores completely from your space. Any structural damage will be taken care of at the time of your remediation services. Crawl space mold remediation services will also provide mold testing and inspection and protect your home from spores.
You need the support of professionals to take care of mold remediation for you. It is dangerous to allow mold to grow unchecked within your home. From damp HVAC systems and ductwork to floor joists and walls, mold can hide anywhere in your home where spores have landed. If you find spots of mold anywhere in your home, contact Bay Crawl Space to get the help you need to remediate the mold safely. If you try to clean the space yourself, you may expose yourself to potentially dangerous mold for no reason. Without the right protective gear, you are putting yourself at risk when you try to clean up mold on your own.
At BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair, we provide mold removal services from start to finish. No matter where you are in the mold remediation process, we can get the job done. We offer inspections of your entire building and crawl space to look for mold. Accessing the crawl space is often difficult, and our professionals understand what they are searching for when it comes to mold in your home. From the dirt and debris that could be found in the crawl space to any animals that may make your space home, know that it is generally better for everyone involved if you let a professional inspect your crawl space for you.
We test to identify the type of mold found. By identifying the type of mold, we can locate the cause of indoor air quality problems or health issues anyone is experiencing. Figuring out the mold type helps to better understand what is in the home and whether it is dangerous or not.
We add plastic sheeting to protect other areas from mold. This allows you to use other areas of the home or building while we address the mold in a specific area. If there is damage to your walls, floors, or ceilings, we will remove any materials that have been damaged by mold, such as drywall, carpeting, and flooring.
A dehumidifier is used to remove moisture from your space, drying out the area and preventing moisture from causing any new mold to grow. There should be a significant decrease or elimination of any odors once a dehumidifier has been in use within the basement, crawl space, or home. Removing moisture helps to prevent mold from growing in the first place. Cleaning the mold and removing spores is the only way to permanently stop mold from growing.
Residents throughout the Greater Hampton Roads region of Virginia and beyond turn to Bay Crawl Space for their crawl space and foundation repair needs. We are experts in the field of mold remediation, and we deal with water damage to drywall, subfloor, and the structure of your home with the experience you need. We cover a large service area, and we are top-rated for crawl space repair services. We address water problems within the home and basement because of foundation settlement, cracks, and other issues. We reach out within a 50- to 60-mile radius from our home base in Norfolk, VA.
If you have a cracked foundation because of settlement or find water in your basement, we are ready to tackle the issue. From fixing your current sump pump or installing a new one to foundation crack repair and mold remediation, we understand the importance of taking good care of every customer we serve. We work hard at mold remediation and crawl space encapsulation so you can rest easy knowing that your indoor air quality is safe.
It is important that you uncover any reasons for a musty odor or poor indoor air quality within your home or business. At BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair, we have foundation experts ready to inspect your building for mold growth and poor indoor air quality. To speak with one of the Foundation Experts at Bay Crawl Space, call 757-460-0444 or complete the online contact form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.