Expert mold remediation in Huntsville, AL, and surrounding areas
Did you know mold can cause physical damage to your crawl space in addition to affecting persons living in your home? Excess humidity in your crawl space can lead to mold growth and even the smallest patches of mold should be addressed as it will continue to grow and spread. Mold feeds on organic matter and can damage and weaken wood structures. If you notice mold growth, contact the pros at Quality Crawlspace Repair to get professional help with mold remediation and crawl space maintenance. We are licensed and insured and offer a free estimate. Our team serves Huntsville, Decatur, Athens, Florence, Scottsboro, and Guntersville, AL.
What causes the mold in your crawl space?
Moisture. It’s not uncommon to find mold in a home’s crawl space if it’s damp. So where does the mold come from? Mold spores float through the air and set up camp in areas where there is moisture. Water intrusion, improper ventilation, and moisture accumulation can all produce breeding grounds for mold. Water intrusion can come from many sources, such as roof leaks, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks. If water seeps into the crawl space and you have improper ventilation and drainage, it will provide the perfect environment for mold to grow. And if your home’s ductwork is in the crawlspace, this can introduce mold spores into your home.
Professional mold remediation
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are steps necessary to properly rid your structure of mold growth. The number one step in controlling mold growth is moisture control. Mold can’t grow without moisture. For removing mold, we scrub off hard surfaces by hand and treat the crawlspace. It’s recommended that absorbent and porous materials, such as insulation be thrown away and replaced as mold can infiltrate these porous materials. Sources of moisture such as plumbing leaks, crawl space drainage problems, and others need to be addressed to prevent further mold growth. Per the EPA, the key to mold control is moisture control.
Choose the experts at Quality Crawlspace Repair!
Mold growth will only continue to get worse. Trust our crawl space contractors at Quality Crawlspace Repair to treat and scrub the mold for thorough mold remediation in your crawlspace. We also offer basement and crawlspace solutions such as professional sump pump installation, encapsulation, and waterproofing services to keep your mold problem from recurring. We’re locally owned in Huntsville, AL, and serve surrounding areas including Decatur, Athens, Florence, Scottsboro, and Guntersville.