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What Causes Mold in a Crawl Space?

Moisture and humidity are the main reasons for mold growth in any space. Think about the location of the crawl space, it is placed below your home where sunlight never reaches. Moreover, this space is hardly taken care of, cracks in the walls or floors can seep groundwater inside. The excess moisture creates a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens.

Repair the foundation issues of your home and waterproof the crawl space to get rid of moisture permanently. In Syracuse & Binghamton, and surrounding areas in New York, EcoSpect Healthy Basement can help. We have been proving basement and crawl space solutions since 2012. Call us at 585-207-3830 to know more.

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces

Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces

To prevent mold growth in your crawl space, ensure there is no way moisture can make its way inside. Here are some recommendations to keep your crawl space dry.

  • Fix cracks and other foundation issues: Overtime, the walls, and floors of a property might crack, even the tiniest hairline crack can bring groundwater inside your crawl space. Hire a professional to repair these issues.
  • Insulate: Once the foundation problems are repaired, insulate the entire space with a foam shield insulation to keep moisture away
  • Install a sump pump: If your crawl space does not have a drainage system already, consider installing one. We suggest installing a sump pump which will direct water away from your property.
  • Cover all the vents: Ventilations were installed in older homes for better air circulation but it has come to light that vents do more harm than good in the long run. Outside air is humid but crawl spaces are usually cold, when warmer air enters a cold space, condensation occurs, giving birth to mold.

If your property has been affected by mold and mildew, call our restoration experts at EcoSpect. We are trained and experienced in extracting mold, restoring foundation issues, and waterproofing as well.

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