Just like attics and basements, crawl space mold flourishes because they are often dark and damp. Mold only needs a small amount of moisture to thrive and once it begins in your crawl space it can spread to the rest of your home. Just because it’s not an area of your home you inhabit, doesn’t mean you can ignore it. Call us today to schedule a complete household mold inspection.
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Crawl Space Mold Inspection
Your home’s crawl space is the area underneath your home between the bottom of the house and the ground. The space is usually only one to three feet high. While the space does allow for easy access to plumbing, electrical or even your HVAC system, the area can also be plagued with moisture issues. Mold and structural rot are an all too common problem in crawl spaces. Since crawl spaces often have high humidity and moisture, it’s a great spot for mold to grow. Just because the space is mostly out of sight, does not mean you can ignore the presence of mold.
If mold is allowed to grow and the building materials are damaged and rotting, this impacts the integrity of your entire house. It’s critical to hire an licensed AND experienced mold assessor to inspect the area underneath your home because they will make sure not to miss anything. Some level of mold and fungal growth are normal, but an expert will determine whether or not there is an unhealthy amount. When you suspect mold, call us and schedule a mold inspection. Once you have our detailed report and our recommendations, you can take action with confidence.
Detecting Mold in Crawl Spaces
As with many household problems, early detection is the best way to tackle a mold problem. If you notice any of the below signs, get us on the phone ASAP to schedule an inspection. Don’t waste another day letting mold run rampant in your home. Signs of mold growth include:
- Water stains on the floors or baseboards
- Sagging or warped floors
- Bubbling wallpaper
- Moldy or musty odor
Symptoms that indicate the presence of mold:
- Runny nose
- Persistent cough
- Itchy eyes
- Unexplained fatigue
- Unexplained respiratory issues
When you call us for a crawl space mold inspection, we will be on our way with our high tech equipment and moisture detection tools. We have the experience and knowledge needed to detect all areas of mold, even if they are hidden. During the assessment, we conduct a visual inspection, and take air samples, as well, tape-lift samples, and swabs. All samples are sent to an independent lab for testing. Once we have the results, we will put together a detailed report of our findings for you. You can take the report to your insurance company and to a mold remediation company for further action based on our recommendations. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
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We inspect crawl space mold in Poughkeepsie, White Plains, Ramsey, Paramus, and all nearby areas in New York and New Jersey.