Should You Remove Mold in the Crawl Space?

Humidity in Tennessee is hitting highs every day. This is the prime time of year for the growth of mold in your crawl space. Warm, moisture-laden air enters from the outside. This sets up the conditions for mold to thrive in your crawl space. So now is the time to remove mold in the crawl space and protect the space to prevent future growth.

Three Common Types of Molds in a Crawlspace

The three types of molds you commonly find in a crawl space are black, yellow, and white. All molds produce toxins and can lead to symptoms in sensitive people. So, it’s best to eliminate all molds in a crawl space.

  • Black mold is the most toxic. It has a powdery or fuzzy appearance. Black mold can have a black or green appearance and may also have a distinctive odor.
  • Yellow mold can cause the most damage to the wooden infrastructure of your home. It attaches to wood and has a “flat” appearance.
  • White mold has a fuzzy appearance. Although it tends to sprout on exposed soil, it also can feed on wooden floor joists.

The Problem with Mold in the Crawl Space

You might think you don’t need to be too concerned about mold. But the problem is that the mold spores find their way into your home above. Also, a mold infestation can lead to decay and wood rot. It could also cause wooden floors to warp and wallpaper to peel off the wall.

The Clean Air Company Can Remove Mold in Your Crawl Space

We use high pressure equipment that blasts the mold away with baking soda. Following the soda blasting, we fog the entire area with Concrobium Mold Control. This product eliminates any remaining mold spores and prevents them from coming back. Learn more about our mold remediation services. Give us a call today for a quote.