Did you know that 2 out of 3 homes in America have highly elevated levels of mold spores inside of the crawl space or basement?
The mold from the crawl space in your Raleigh home can infect your interior through small drafts and HVAC systems that blow spores throughout your living areas. Without treatment from a licensed mold remediation company, the health effects can be disastrous to you and your family.
What’s that smell in my Raleigh crawl space?
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 50%-60% of the air we breathe on the first floor of our home travels through the crawl space or basement. Mold spores, dust mites or other toxic pollutants are picked up in the crawl space or basement. As your HVAC system runs, they are drawn into the interior of the home through the wall and floor penetrations. The commonly called "Stack Effect" or "Chimney Effect" is to blame.
In more simple terms.... All of the bad, unhealthy air inside of your home originated in the crawl space or basement. As you heat and cool the air inside of your home, you are also pulling in the pollutants growing inside the crawl space or basement. Sometimes odor is the best indicator, but other times, these pollutants are odorless.
The Moldy Truth
Mold spores, the seeds of mold, are in the air everywhere. At acceptable levels, they do not pose a threat to MOST of us. When the heat and humidity start to rise in late spring, mold spores start to wake up from its dormant winter state and then start to breed and feed. We cannot control the temperature and humidity fluctuations in nature, but we can control what happens inside our house!
Professional Mold Removal in Raleigh
The good news...the mold 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.
It makes no sense to remove mold if you don't repair the conditions that caused the mold to grow!
If we were to remove all of the mold in the crawl space or basement and we did not seal-off all of the sources of the heat and humidity, the mold issue starts back the minute we stop cleaning. The key to a healthy, mold-free home is crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing. Your space must be sealed in order to control the environment inside that area. Instead of just cleaning the mold, let's prevent it!
Contact Our Board-Certified Mold Remediation Company in Raleigh Today
For mold remediation and removal, call us at 919-847-7072 and schedule your consultation with one of our Board-Certified Mold 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 estimate today! We will visit your home to give you the most accurate price point for the job.
Crawl Space and Basement Technologies holds the Council Certified Microbial Remediation designation. Our trained specialist will guide you through the options to determine the best solution for you and your budget.
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