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. Contact BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair instead. We will take a careful look at your crawl space for mold. When you have a mold problem, we are ready to tackle the problem for you.
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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 crawl space, 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 mold remediation products & specialized equipment must be used. If you have mold in your floor joists or subflooring, mold issues will have to be addressed.
Mold remediation requires identifying where the mold is located and determining the best approach for remediation. When you try to take care of mold yourself, you don’t have access to the same techniques used by professionals.
Is Mold in Your Crawl Space Dangerous?
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, beams, subfloor, 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 your crawl space foundation from a mold infestation if you have problems with a damp crawl space.
What Are Some Signs of Mold Growth in a Crawl Space?
Without routine inspections of your crawl space, you have to depend on signs indicating mold growth in your home.
Smell of Mold
You might smell a musty odor within your home or when you are near the crawl space.
Visible Mold Growth
Visible mold growth can appear in air ducts, and on walls, ceilings, flooring, floor joists, beams, or subfloor. 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 your house, 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. It is impossible to uncover all the mold that could be present using typical cleaning methods. This is a difficult job and one that shouldn’t be done by someone who has no experience with crawl space mold removal or remediation.
Removing mold as a DIY project is not a good idea. 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 remediation of mold and prevents future mold growth. Crawl space moisture control is vital to long-term mold remediation. Mold removal costs will depend on the extent of the mold, the size of the space to be remediated, and the level of remediation that needs to be done.
BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair’s ‘Mold Removal Service’ utilizes pressurized spray equipment to physically remove a majority of existing mold and specialized mixtures of chemicals to kill the rest of the mold. Our mold remediation solution also provides long-term protection against mold, decay fungi, drywood termites, and general pests such as ants and cockroaches.
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 physically removed. 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 should be taken care of at the time of your remediation services.
You need the support of professionals to take care of mold remediation for you. If you find spots of mold anywhere in your crawl space, 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.
BAY’s ‘Mold Remediation Service’ includes mold removal, mold prevention, and kills existing mold. We have solutions to control crawl space moisture, kill mold, and stop it from coming back.
At BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair, we provide mold remediation, mold prevention, and 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 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.
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 with specialized cleaners, using specialty spray equipment, and eliminating the moisture is the only way to permanently stop mold from growing.
BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair is your one-stop solution for crawl space mold remediation in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Suffolk, and the surrounding region. Our expert teams have over 400 collective years of experience fixing homes in the Hampton Roads, VA & NC region.
Our staff includes engineering experts, repair specialists, and a full support team ready to deliver exceptional customer service and a fast turnaround of your project. This is why BAY Crawl Space can offer great long-term warranties on the installation and materials for your repair.
You can learn more about BAY’s crawl space mold remediation by taking advantage of our free crawl space and foundation inspection. Your inspection will give you a much better understanding of the issues at hand, along with your best options for repair.
Contact BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair today by filling out our online form or call 757-460-0444 for a free inspection.
BAY is an award-winning crawl space and foundation repair contractor. We’re proud to service an 80-mile radius around our Norfolk, VA headquarters, Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 5 pm.
BAY is best known for having amazing reviews (quality & quantity), superior expertise, special methods, and affordable pricing options. We have the ‘Best of the Best’ on our team. Our All-Star Team delivers great customer experiences and the best quality for a great price.
Our reputation in the Hampton Roads community is with homeowners, engineers, city permitting offices, home services professionals, and online as a crawl space foundation repair contractor is outstanding.
We have ranked #1 for crawl space repair in Hampton Roads for 8 years (Google: 2015-2023), ranked top 5% in the USA with Super Service Awards for 5 years (Angi: 2017-2022), were voted Best of Foundation Repair locally for 6 years (CoVA BIZ 2018-2023), were voted “Best of the Best” nationally in 2020 for the foundation repair category, and won the “Best Places to Work” award (CoVA BIZ).
“Our experience with Bay Crawl Space & Foundation Repair was outstanding. From first contact everything was smooth and made as easy as possible for us. We were kept informed every step of the process via email, phone, and/or text. The work was top-notch. The cost was extremely reasonable. We were impressed that Bay did not try to sell services that weren’t required.”
“I conducted a good amount of research before choosing Bay to perform foundation work at my home in Chesapeake. I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. Everyone that made contact with me along the way was courteous and professional. Price was reasonable and they performed quality work. Timely, outstanding workmanship at a fair price.”
Most honest evaluation we had, didn’t try to sell us on anything we didn’t need, most competitive pricing compared to 3 other companies we reached out to for the same issue! Thanks for not using scared tactics…
We had our crawlspace encapsulated by BAY three years ago at a fraction of the cost of JES’s estimate. The work was done on time and to exceptional standards. The office has been courteous, the workers arrived on time…