Should you have your crawlspace checked for mold?
Crawlspaces are often one of the most forgotten areas of one’s home. Because they are easy to overlook and sometimes hard to access, it makes the perfect place for mold to grow. It’s important for all homeowners to understand what a crawlspace is and how to prevent future mold growth.
What is a crawlspace and what purpose does it serve?
A crawlspace is an area found under homes between the ground and main floor. It usually isn’t tall enough for someone to stand, hence the name “crawl” space. You can normally find ductwork, plumbing, wiring, and heating/air conditioning in the crawlspace of a house.
Is it common to find mold in crawlspace?
Unfortunately, crawlspace mold is very common. The tight, dark space combined with moisture and oxygen gives the perfect conditions for mold to grow. You should get your crawlspace checked periodically to ensure that there isn’t any mold growth.
What are some signs that I may have mold in my crawlspace?
Since air from the crawlspace can flow into your house, potential mold in the crawlspace poses a health threat to the occupants of the home. Here are some signs of mold in the crawlspace:
- Water stains around the baseboards on the first floor
- Musty odors coming from your crawlspace or air vents
- Increased number of pests entering the home
- Excess moisture or elevated water levels around your home
Who should I contact if I think I have mold in my crawlspace?
If you suspect you have mold in your crawlspace, call Mold Doctors USA today at 865-945-3000 to schedule a consultation. We are Knoxville’s leading authority on residential and commercial mold removal, remediation, and waterproofing. We work with all insurances to get you taken care of. Don’t hesitate to contact us today – our experienced team is ready to help you!