Water damage can be more than just a wet mess to clean up. It can also lead to more health-hazardous issues like mold growth. Mold needs a moist environment to survive, so if your crawl space is left unkempt it will likely develop mold issues at some point.
All mold is hazardous to some degree, but there are certain molds that can be much more toxic than others. Black mold is generally very toxic and health-hazardous, although it can vary. No matter what type of mold may be growing in your crawl space, it’s best to get it removed right away to avoid further issues.
Foundation Recovery Systems has been dedicated to helping homeowners solve their home repair needs since 1992. Need help with moisture control to help prevent future mold spore growth in your crawl space? We offer free inspections throughout all of central Missouri and Eastern Kansas, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Columbia, Moberly, and Springfield.
Unfortunately, your crawl space isn’t the only space that’s affected by the dangers of mold. A phenomenon called the “stack effect” allows the air inside of your crawl space to circulate and seep through the floorboards into your home. If there is mold in your crawl space, it’s likely that those mold spores are making their way into the living areas of your home.
The best way to prevent mold growth is to eliminate moisture in your crawl space through waterproofing, encapsulation, and air filtration and dehumidification processes. Since mold relies on moisture to grow, a dry crawl space will keep you safe from future mold growth.
Our dehumidifiers are the best-performing residential dehumidification systems on the market and they are designed to permanently regulate the relative humidity and, in turn, air quality, in your crawl space. Their self-draining capabilities further add to your peace of mind as a homeowner and ensure you never have to experience a highly humid climate again.
If you think your crawl space has a mold issue, contact the experts at Foundation Recovery Systems today for a free inspection.