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Mold within your crawl space could end up being a costly and dangerous situation if not handled correctly with the proper equipment and care. Still, it is not something that should be done without professional help. Of course, finding the right team to do the job can be tricky. Let us examine some information to help you make a decision.
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.
Did you know that it takes as little as 48 hours before mold and mildew starts to grow? We understand mold and respond quickly to any call. Further, mold can cause different types of health issues. Even still, some types of mold can become toxic. 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.
The mold removing process can be complicated. First, any water in the crawl space needs to be removed. Next, mold is killed and the area is sealed to prevent mold growth in the future. Finally, the crawl space is lined with a durable encapsulation liner. Of course, Complete Detail is licensed to perform these tasks, along with any other issues that may come up.
Crawl spaces are susceptible to mold growth because of the high levels of moisture and humidity. Therefore, here are some tips to prevent mold growth:
When you have a Mold or Mildew problem at your home or business it can be very discomforting! Once our Service Technicians arrive at your home we will ask you to express your concerns prior to our visual inspection. After that, we will inspect further, take moisture readings and be able to further diagnose your issue. Our team will come up the best plan of action for you! Read why so many of our customers are satisfied.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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