Did you know that over 2 out of 3 homes in America have highly elevated levels of mold spores inside of the crawl space or basement?
This means that your crawl space or basement probably has higher levels of humidity. This can be a breeding ground for mold and mold spores which can be spread throughout your Durham home through your HVAC system. Left untreated, mold can lead to a multitude of health concerns for you and your family such as asthma and allergies.
What’s That Smell in My Durham Crawl Space?
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA for short, reports that 65% of the air on the first floor of our home comes from within the basement or crawlspace of the house. This means that the quality of the air in your basement is just as important as the air on the first floor of your Durham home. As your HVAC system runs, they are drawn into the interior of the home through the wall and floor penetrations. This is commonly referred to as the “Stack Effect” or “Chimney Effect”.
In more simple terms….the unhealthy air inside of your home originated in the crawl space or basement and is then circulated throughout your house. As you heat and cool the air inside of your home, you are introducing the health hazards growing inside the crawl space or basement to the rest of your house. Sometimes odor is the best indicator, but other times, these pollutants are odorless. This means that sometimes, there is no way for the average homeowner to tell if there are polutants in their home or not.
The Moldy Truth
Mold spores are the seeds of mold and are present everywhere in the air. At acceptable levels, there is little or even no health effect from inhaling mold spores. When the heat and humidity rise in late spring, mold spores start to wake up from their dormant winter state and start to breed and feed. We cannot control the temperature and humidity fluctuations in nature, but we can control what happens inside our basement.
We Can Eliminate Your Durham Crawl Space & Basement Mold
The good news…the mold in your basement can be removed! Through a licensed, safe process, we will remove the mold in your crawl space or basement to bring your home back to its healthy state. Mold spores can be removed, insulation replaced and the crawl space will look like it did during the original construction.
There is no point removing the problem without addressing the source!
If we were to remove all of the mold in the crawl space and we did not seal off all of the sources of the heat and humidity, the mold issue would return as soon as we left. The key to a healthy crawl space or basement is encapsulation. Your basement must be tightly sealed in order to control the humidity level. Most homeowners focus on the mold in their home when the real source of the problem of basement moisture and air circulation is neglected.
Call the Durham Mold Removal & Remediation Experts Today!
Contact the experts in Durham, NC today at (919) 847-7072 and schedule your consultation with one of our Certified Mold Removal Professionals. You can also fill out our online form to learn more about the benefits of our crawl space and basement services and schedule your no-obligation estimate today! We will visit your home to give you the most accurate price point for the job of making your home a safe place to live again.
Crawl Space and Basement Technologies holds the Council Certified Microbial Certified Remediation designation. Our trained specialist will guide you through the options to determine the best solution for you and your budget.