Do you have mold and moisture in your crawl space?
Getting rid of mold and moisture in a crawl space is something we do everyday, and we strongly recommend that if you have mold, then you mitigate and remove the mold from the crawl space as part of the encapsulation process. First, you need to understand some important facts about mold.
What is mold and is it dangerous?
Mold is everywhere; indoors and outdoors. Mold and mildew are a musty smelling fungi that thrives in moist conditions. It grows, penetrates, and infects the air. Moisture is the cause of mold growth!
If the conditions are favorable in your basement for mold growth, it will continue to spread through the home.
Mold has been a dangerous problem in damp and wet basements and damp crawl spaces for as long as anyone can remember. Mold can grow on anything organic in a basement, including wood, carpeting, drywall, clothing, organic ceiling tiles, cloth, paper, cardboard, and all other organic material.
If you have mold in your home, it’s a good indication of a moisture problem in your home. It’s also an early warning sign for a spreading mold problem that will continue until you do something to stop it. Mold is ugly and often lives alongside bacteria, rot, insects, and rodents.
In many cases, mold can also present a hazard to your health. Mold spores released from this fungus can travel throughout the entire home and has been proven to be an allergen and irritant.
If someone in the household suffers from allergies or asthma, these mold spores will cause them to have difficulty breathing. Eyes, ears, noses and throats may also become irritated.
It’s not likely that you’ll be able to fight mold by changing the temperature of your basement, but we can help you with mold removal. This will stop the mold from ever coming back!
While mold prefers a relative humidity level above 50%, humans can be comfortable with the humidity as low as 20%. If you lower the humidity level in your home, you can stop mold, mildew, and rot at its source by taking away the humidity it needs to survive.
The Santa Fe™ Basement Air System is the perfect solution! Working as both an Energy Star rated dehumidification system and an air filtration system capable of removing particles as small as two microns in size, it removes mold spores and dust mite droppings from the air, creating a second line of defense to mold!
Are You Concerned About the Health of Your Family?
Mold spores can cause and agitate a variety of health-related problems, including congestion, headaches, difficulty breathing, and worsened asthma and allergies. While not everyone is affected by mold, it's important to know some molds are toxic! Mold and mildew are a major concern for many households. Family members may begin to suffer from asthma, respiratory infections, and allergies if not treated. If you’ve let your mold get bad enough that you can feel the difference, it's time to call The Basement Doctor™ ASAP!
We're the expert contractor for addressing mold concerns in basements and crawl spaces. Select a contractor who knows how to stop water and moisture problems, which are a key factor in the growth of mold in Ohio (Columbus and all surrounding areas) homes.
Fighting Mold and Bacteria in Ohio for many decades:
- Is Easy to Install
- Cleans & Prevents Mold, Mildew, Algae and Bacteria Growth on Surfaces
- Is Available in Clear or other Translucent Colors
- Resists Water & Can Be Painted Over
The Basement Doctor™ Epoxy EPA approved ingredients have been tested and proven to stop mold in your basement and prevent it from returning, increasing the quality of your basement environment and increasing the value of your home.
We know that you’ll love what The Basement Doctor™ Plus can do for your mold problem!