Black Mold (Mould) Removal
Problem: More than half the air you breathe inside your home rises directly from the crawl space.
High humidity in the soil and air releases destructive water vapor, which moves up from the crawlspace and permeates your entire home. Additional moist air coming through the crawl space vents can carry mold spores and musty odors, creating the ideal environment for pests and insects, along with wood rot.
Mold can lead to a number of potential health problems, including allergies and other respiratory issues.
Here’s some information from the CDC website about the issues that mould can cause:
In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.
We can remove the black mold and address any structural issues that may be at the root of them. We can install a professional grade crawl space liner that is anti-microbial and serves as a vapor barrier system. We use a poly-cord reinforced liner that will encapsulate the crawl space and isolate your home from destructive moisture.
Not only does it protect you from water intrusion, mold, rodents, insects, musty odors and wood rot, it provides a safe, clean storage space.
Make sure that you are getting the highest quality materials covering both the ground and walls of your crawl space. Some contractors will use flimsier materials on the walls which can lead to tears and reduce the effectiveness of the system. The long term risks to your family and home are not worth the small savings you’ll get from cutting corners.