Choose Crawl Space Mold Removal Professionals in Sidney, OH
Mold can grow anywhere there is excessive moisture. It can be tough to spot, so a professional is needed. When we come to your home or office our technicians will carry out a thorough examination and will analyze the problem so that we can offer you a step-by-step and detailed plan on how we will carry out the remediation. We won’t take shortcuts and will completely remove all crawl space mold from your home or office in Sidney.
About Our Crawl Space Mold Removal Services in Sidney
Complete Detail of Sidney, OH has a professional and experienced crawl space mold cleanup crew. Additionally, it is made up of people who are ready to assist you through your cleaning in Sidney. Call us at (937) 507-2927 if you have any questions or concerns about your crawl space needs.
How To Prevent Crawl Space Moisture
First of all, a crawl space should never be wet. However, if you find yourself with a wet crawl space, what should you do? The best thing to do is call a professional. They will be able to determine which drainage system best suits your needs. The main drainage systems include: surface, subsurface, slope, downspout and gutter systems. Finding the right system will keep your crawl space free from moisture. Complete Detail has the professionals who can help you decide!
Benefits of Crawl Space Moisture Protection
- Reduces Humidity
- Helps eliminate mold growth
- Increases the value of your home
How to Tell When Humidity in a Crawl Space is at a Dangerous Level
So, we know all the bad that can come from having too high humidity levels in your crawl space. However, how can you tell if the levels are too high? There is a tool called the hygrometer (yes, it’s a real thing) that measures indoor humidity. This is a great way to monitor the amount of moisture present. When using this tool, a professional will look to see if the humidity level is below 70%. However, as soon as it approaches 70%, it’s time to break out the dehumidifier. Keep in mind that properly insulating your crawl space and installing vapor barriers will help regulate the temperature and keep moisture levels down, resulting in fewer fluctuations in the air’s relative humidity. This will prevent mold, mildew, and rot in both the short-term and in the long run.
What is Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is a term used to describe a crawl space that is protected from moisture. This is done by using a vapor barrier on the floor and walls. In other words, encapsulation refers to sealing up your crawl space by keeping the moisture sealed outside. There are many benefits from encapsulating your crawl space. Let us discuss a few of them.
First, when a crawl space is vented, it has a negative impact on the quality of the indoor air. After encapsulation, air quality goes up and you can breathe easy. Moisture from a crawl space can lead to wood rot and causes hardwood floors to buckle. By getting a crawlspace encapsulated, you can save on costly floor repairs. Another added benefit is added comfort to your home. Floors won’t be freezing cold in winter and your home won’t be muggy in summer. This in turn, will also lead to lower energy bills. People who have encapsulated crawl spaces can reduce their energy bills up to 20%. Additionally, those with an air handler and ducts in a vented crawl space, heating and cooling equipment won’t last as long.
Did you know that those with an encapsulated crawl spaces can qualify for rebates and tax incentives? It’s true! Some state and local governments offer incentives as well. If you ever sell your home, an encapsulated crawlspace will be an attractive selling feature. Potential buyers will love this selling point! If you are considering encapsulation, why not call Complete Detail to get started? We can help you walk through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way.
How To Prevent Mold From Growing in Your Crawl Space:
- Check the foundation walls to ensure there are no cracks that water can enter through make sure there are no cracks where water can enter.
- Make sure gutters and downspouts channel at least 6 feet away from the house. This is especially important during the rainy seasons where you live. If ignored, this water will accumulate around your home and eventually find a way inside your crawl space.
- Look to see your crawl space has proper ventilation.
- Make sure insulation is not missing or sagging in any areas. If it is, the sagging could be due to a water problem
- Make a special effort to locate leaks around HVAC ducts and around any plumbing.
- It is important to make sure dryer vents have an exit OUTSIDE the home and not inside the crawl space, or attic.
How Does Mold Effect You?
Mold effects people in different ways. For example, those with asthma, or any other lung or respiratory issues are most at risk. However, mold can be toxic for anyone to breathe in. It will often lead to difficulty breathing, runny nose, itchy/watering eyes and sneezing. If you suspect mold growth in your home, don’t wait to call us. Our professionals will be happy to assist anyway we can.
Why Does Mold Grow?
Mold spores are all around us. The problem comes when mold starts to visibly grow due to excess moisture in an area. This is why after a leak in your home, or a flood, mold growth becomes a real threat. Additionally, the materials a home is built with often provides a perfect home for mold. For example, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery all can support mold growth.
The Complete Detail Difference
- Free Crawl Space Mold Cleanup Estimates
- Licensed & Insured
- 24/7 Emergency Crawl Space Mold Cleanup Availability
- Family Owned & Operated
- IICRC Certified & Insured
- We Work with Insurance
- Initial Response Under 60 Minutes
- Commercial & Residential Crawl Space Mold Cleanup
Does Insurance Cover Mold?
It is never a good idea to presume your homeowners insurance will pay to fix your mold problems. Insurance will usually only cover a mold problem if it results from an emergency covered on your policy. However, mold that resulted in lack of maintenance, persistent moisture, or from floodwaters (unless you have flood insurance). If you are concerned about your coverage, it’s a good idea to call your provider.
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Mold Growth and Your Health
Did you know that it takes as little as 48 hours before mold and mildew starts to grow? Since it grow at an alarming rate, it is important to call professionals right away. Mold can cause many different types of health problems. It will often lead to difficulty breathing, runny nose, itchy/watering eyes and sneezing. If you suspect mold growth in your home, don’t wait to call us. Our professionals will be happy to assist anyway we can.
About Complete Detail
Complete Detail is the Miami Valley’s Official Crawl Space Mold Cleanup Service. Therefore, we are proud to assist home and business owners overcome disasters both large and small. In addition, Complete Detail has been proudly providing quality service to our community in Sidney, Ohio for over 15 years. Read our five star reviews to see why so many of your neighbors choose Complete Detail.
Benefits of Mold Removal
There are many benefits that come from removing mold from your property. First and foremost, you are benefiting yourself. How? Since mold can cause health issues, ridding your home of it will improve the health of all inside. Another benefit is your property value will increase. No one wants to live in a home full of mold. Therefore, call the professionals at Complete Detail.
Team Up With A Certified Crawl Space Mold Cleanup Company
The IICRC, is a certification and educational organization for restoration and cleaning industries. Therefore, Complete Detail is proudly certified through the IICRC and exhibit the organization’s five key values on every project in Sidney. The IICRC’s five key values are respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, and expertise.
How Much Does Crawl Space Mold Removal Cost?
Each situation is different and will be handled accordingly. However, before tackling a mold problem in your crawl space, you should be prepared to pay between $500 to $4,000. Again, this all depends on who you hire and the magnitude of the mold damage.
If you have questions or concerns about anything, reach out to us at: (937) 507-2927 or visit our Contact Us web page.