Crawl space mold prevention.
Even though you probably don’t see it very often, your crawl space can be the source of all kinds of problems. Excess moisture is the biggest troublemaker, creating the ideal environment for pests and mold. If it’s been awhile since you’ve inspected your crawl space or you suspect a problem, our Seattle experts offer free inspections to residents in Seattle and the surrounding areas, so you don’t have to go crawl around and find out.
Symptoms of mold
Mold is a big problem. When mold grows on wood joists and support beams found in your crawl space, it slowly deteriorates them and causes structural failure. Unseen airborne mold spores also decrease your home’s air quality, triggering trigger allergies and negative health effects. If you notice some of these signs, it’s time to call for an inspection:
- Sloping or warped wooden floors
- Musty odors that don’t go away
- Mold present on walls or insulation
- Allergy symptoms without the presence of known allergens
There are two major goals: improve air quality and control humidity. To improve air quality, we use the HEPA System to capture pollutants. The best way to control humidity is by encapsulating your crawl space so it is sealed off from outside water vapor. We install a variety of high-strength vapor barriers. During installation, our trained professionals will inspect all holes and cracks for evidence of rodents and patch all entrance points within the structure.