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Crawl Space Mold Removal

 Crawl Space Mold Removal

Crawl spaces are especially susceptible to mold development. All that porous building material and a potentially poor building envelope design can greatly contribute to crawl space mold development. All too frequently, crawl spaces are built with undersized wall vents that cannot provide sufficient ventilation for moisture control.

Lamunyon Restoration’s mold removal professionals can identify if your crawl space has a mold problem and develop a safe and effective crawl space mold removal solution. Once your crawl space is clean and safe, we will make recommendations for preventing mold from returning in the future.


What causes crawl space mold?

Crawl spaces can be the ideal environment for mold development because crawl spaces tend to experience quite a bit of moisture buildup. Unfortunately, crawl spaces are not always easily accessible for homeowners to conduct routine maintenance checks. Often times, homeowners are not even aware of mold development until the odors have permeated through to the main living space.

Here are some common problems that can leave your crawl space vulnerable to a mold contamination:

  • Elevated relative humidity – 55% or higher
  • Undersized wall vents
  • Insufficient air circulation
  • Flooding
  • Seepage
  • Leaks/backups
  • Dirt or sand floors- emit moisture/water vapors

Is crawl space mold making me sick?

Potentially. Mold exposure can have adverse health effects on you and your family. The severity of the symptoms will vary depending on the individual. Mold effects each individual differently. Reactions can range from mild allergic reactions to severe upper respiratory issues.  It all depends on the individual, the species of mold, the length of exposure, and several other factors.

The nature of mold allows spores to travel virtually anywhere and colonize any surface. Even if the majority of the mold contamination is seemingly isolated to one area, mold spores can travel and permeated through to clean, unaffected areas of your home without notice. That is why it is so important to consult a mold professional if you detect signs of serious mold development.


Crawl Space Mold Inspections

Visual Assessment– Your inspector will complete a comprehensive visual analysis of all areas of concerns to determine if there are any conditions that would cause and sustain mold growth. All mold inspections will be digitally documented, and you will have access to all the files for your records. 

Moisture Mapping– During your crawl space mold inspection, your inspector will carefully map out the damp or wet areas of your crawl space to diagnose the water source and understand how many areas have been affected.

Moisture Meters: Moisture meters will determine the moisture content of building materials in your crawl space. Moisture locked within porous building materials like foundation walls can go unnoticed for a long time.

Thermal Imaging: Your mold inspector will be taking advantage of the temperature difference between wet and dry materials. By isolating all the wet areas of the crawl space, your inspector will be able to gain a further understanding of the mold growth pattern. 

Crawl Space Mold Testing– Surface and/or air quality tests will provide scientific data that will confirm or deny the presence of mold. If mold is confirmed in your crawl space, the test results will help your inspector figure out the most appropriate course of action to resolve the mold issue.

Report of Findings– Your inspector will compile a clear and concise report that outlines all his/her findings. If necessary, your inspector will present you with a detailed scope of work for a safe and effective crawl space mold removal.

Lamunyons’s Crawl Space Mold Removal Process

The professional crawl space mold removal technicians at Lamunyon Restoration will develop the safest and most efficient crawl space mold removal solution that is tailor-made for your individual mold removal needs. Every Lamunyon crawl space mold removal is backed by a 5-year, mold-free warranty that promises that the mold has been successfully removed and will not come back. 

If you detect signs of potential mold development in your crawl space, call us today to learn more about mold removal services. A member of our team will be happy to answer all your questions and set you up with an appointment with a certified mold inspector.

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