Molds & Odors

IS YOUR CRAWL SPACE MOLDY?


Mold

A damp environment can be very unhealthy and destructive. Mold thrives and reproduces by producing airborne spores by the millions, and some molds are toxic. Rot and decay also occur in damp environments causing structural damage. Dirt crawl spaces have the high moisture levels necessary for mold growth even though there may be no flooding.

What is your home worth?…
…It can loose more than 10% of it’s value.

Anytime there is mold or other poor conditions in the crawl space, the risk to air quality throughout the house is greater and the resale value of your home can be a risk too.

Today, more than ever, the connection between mold and poor air quality is absolutely clear. The aftermath of hurricane Katrina demonstrated the dangers of mold to millions of viewers of the major TV networks as scenes of workers wearing particle masks to avoid inhaling dangerous amounts of mold were shown.

Exposure to mold can cause cold-like symptoms, respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, watery eyes, sore throat, coughing and skin irritations, and can trigger asthma attacks. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with existing respiratory sensitivities are at higher risk for the adverse health effects of mold. If you can smell or see mold, you have a mold problem.

Foul or Musty Odors

Fixing your moisture problem is a smart investment.



Modern day energy efficient homes are built to provide improved insulation against the hot and cold swings in the weather. Air leaks are minimized. Because of that, homes do not exchange inside air very easily with outside air. Any mold and odors harbored in your crawl space will find their way into the rest of the home and potentially cause health issues.   At the very least, they are annoying, embarrassing and will reduce the value of your home.

Musty odors are caused by water vapor that enters your home through the concrete walls, slab, foundation blocks and the dirt in your crawl space. This invisible vapor raises humidity levels to a point that can easily support the growth of mildew and other micro organisms. If the water vapor comes into contact with wood surfaces that are cool or cold, the vapor turns into liquid water. This can accumulate inside of exterior walls and up in roof and attic spaces. If enough water is present, wood rot and decay can cause significant damage. If you stop the water vapor from entering your home, you can reduce or eliminate this problem.

LOOK TO THE CRAWL SPACE TEAM TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM

Properly sealing the crawlspace and removing the moisture from the ground and air is part of the solution that helps provide a mold-free, radon-free, and insect-free environment, which leads to a more energy-efficient and healthier home. Fixing your moisture problem is one of the smartest investments you can make.

The Crawl Space Team Encapsuline System is the solution you need to reduce humidity and moisture levels to retard mold, mildew and potential rot problems. Expect the best. Get a professional installation today. Our installers are experienced and our training emphasizes respect and care for your property.

The Crawl Space Team has experts who can assess your problems and provide solutions within your budget. Contact the Crawl Space Team today for your free evaluation report.

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