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Getting Rid of Crawlspace Mold

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Workman with protective suit crawling under house from crawlspace underneath a wooden deck - only his legs and feet showing Workman cleaning mold under a crawlspace in South Laguna Beach,CA

Many homeowners know that mold can rear its ugly head just about anywhere in the house. Some areas are more prone to mold growth. Your crawlspace is one place to keep an eye on. Because humidity and moisture can find their way here, mold accumulation is especially common in this below-ground spot. Fortunately, there are some steps you and professionals can take to clean it up.

How it Gets In

Although mold is always present in the air, it will only grow, thrive and become visible under ideal conditions. Mold spores can enter your South Laguna Beach, CA, home through the window or door as well as through HVAC vents and on people and pets. If the spores find a damp environment, mold damage can occur. Frequent areas you'll see mold include:

  • Basements and underground rooms
  • Under sinks
  • At the base of toilets
  • On shower walls

Getting Rid of it: Media Blasting

If you spot mold in your crawlspace or anywhere else, it's important to take action immediately. A certified mold remediation team can use a process called media blasting. A technician will use high-pressure compressed air along with soda to blast away any mold in the area. This method works quickly and has a much more powerful effect than the homeowner getting on hands and needs to scrub off the mold. The combination of baking soda and compressed air will not harm the materials or make the areas unsafe.

Sanitizing

Flooding or other water problems can leave fungal growth behind. Not only will the mold cleanup team work to remove the presence of this fungus, but technicians will also thoroughly sanitize the floor, walls, ceiling or other affected spots. This will give you the peace of mind you need to stay in your home.
No one wants to discover at home. It's nice to know proven techniques such as media blasting and sanitizing are available to make your crawlspace look as good as new.

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