If you’ve been smelling the musty scent of mold in your home for a while now and have checked the bathroom, under the sink, behind the fridge, and the other usual places to find mold in your home, there’s a chance that your crawlspace might be where the mold is growing. Many homeowners without basements often forget about their crawl spaces when they don’t use them often. The undisturbed, damp, area of a crawl space is the perfect breeding ground for mold, especially if it’s been flooded in the past. One of the most common mistakes that a mold removal company often finds homeowners making is thinking that mold outside of their home, in a crawlspace is no big deal. This thinking is wrong, however.
Fifteen different types of mold can be growing in your crawlspace, but the most dangerous is black mold. The scientific name for black mold is Stachybotrys chartarum. This type of mold can cause severe allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, chronic sinus infections, asthma attacks, and even mental health issues such as depression and fatigue. Mold can affect anyone in your family regardless of age or health, which is one of the top reasons you should call a mold removal company if you spot mold in your crawlspace.
Why You Need a Professional for Removing Mold in a Crawlspace
Mold removal is a crawlspace can be very difficult, especially if the space is small. There are many tools that professionals have, including personal protective gear, that can make the process a bit easier. One of the hardest elements of mold removal in crawlspaces comes from flooding and standing water in the crawlspace. Standing water significantly increases the safety risk, and if this is the case in your home, you’ll want to call a professional mold removal company immediately.
The last thing you want is mold from your crawlspace entering your home through the walls, floors, or air ducts. When mold starts to infest a home in this manner, there are risks to not only your health but the structural integrity of your home. When you remove mold, you need to make sure it is removed entirely, and using a company with certification in mold removal is the best way to ensure this happens.
If you have mold in your crawlspace, call ServiceMaster of Charleston at 843-882-2205.