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Health Effects of Crawl Space Mold

Blake Heron

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 Crawl Space & Foundation Repair at 757-460-0444 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.

Serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Poquoson, Smithfield, and Williamsburg in Virginia as well as Camden County, South Mills, Elizabeth City, Moyock, Currituck, and Knotts Island in North Carolina.

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Written By Blake Heron

Blake has specialized in crawl space & foundation repairs for over 10 years (since 2012). His prior engineering and business degrees from James Madison University in VA prepared him for a mastery of problem solving with crawl space & foundation repair issues. He is one of America’s top experts on crawl space encapsulation. As Founder of both ‘BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair’ as well as ‘GridLock Foundations’ he is a leading industry expert on crawl space foundation repairs.

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