Health Effects of Crawl Space Mold

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Crawl space and foundation repair

Mold in homes could be airborne and growing in moist and dark places like your crawl space. Crawl spaces are extremely vulnerable to mold and mildew due to elevated humidity levels and overall crawl space moisture.

Crawl space mold decays and destroys wood and can be easily neglected. Crawl spaces that aren’t properly sealed or ventilated can hold in moisture causing white, yellow, green and even black mold and fungus to grow. This can leave mold spores to move through vents and drains into your home affecting the health of your family and pets. There are many different negative health effects of breathing in mold including:

Nasal stuffiness, sinus infections
Throat irritation
Wheezing or shortness of breath
Eye irritation, red eyes, blurry eyes
Skin irritations, numbness, or tingling
Fatigue or Weakness
Poor memory
Morning stiffness
Joint pain
Metallic taste
Flu like symptoms

If you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms or even have a consistent musty odor in your home it would be beneficial to contact an experienced crawl space contractor. One who is knowledgeable in dealing with water in a crawl space and can perform full crawl space inspections. They will detect the severity of the mold damage as well what corrections need to be made for crawl space cleaning and crawl space sealing. Replacing the wood under your home and/or moisture control solutions like crawl space encapsulation or insulating the crawl space may be the correct approach. Look no further, call Bay Crawlspace and Foundation Repair at 757-301-5088 today! We have years of knowledge and experience with crawl space mold, mold treatment companies and the proper steps to take to protect your home and your families health.

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