Many homes have crawlspaces with excessive moisture problems that can lead to serious health problems. Mold and other organisms such as bacteria, fungi and dust mites thrive under homes with excessive moisture. Of these organisms, mold is usually the most prevalent and problematic. Mold has been linked to a myriad of health problems. According to a 1999 Mayo Clinic study, nearly all chronic sinus infections are a result of exposure to mold. Mold is a type of fungi that grows on the surfaces of objects and in deteriorated materials. It will flourish in moist, humid environments that have a constant supply of moisture. Controlling the moisture in your home is the key to successful mold remediation. If you have a crawlspace, this is a likely culprit for mold growth
Mold is a biological airborne contaminant that is classified as a bioaerosol. Bioaerosols are extremely tiny living organisms suspended in the air. Exposure to mold can lead to minor problems like mild allergies to severe problems like bacteria and viruses that cause infection. Mold spores can cause allergic reaction symptoms such as sinus congestion, difficulty breathing, headaches, watery/burning eyes and nose and throat irritation. How your health is affected by mold is dependent on the amount of exposure and your individual susceptibility. People most at risk are those with allergies, asthmatics, infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems..
There are several industry standard remediation protocols that have been proven effective at removing mold from homes and buildings. The basic steps to remediation are as follows
1. Containment of the Work Area
2. Removal of Water/Mold Damaged Materials
3. Dry Out and/or Dehumidification
4. Removal of Fungal Contamination on Structural Surfaces
5. HEPA Vacuuming and HEPA Air Scrubbing
Mold Removal Services
Crawl Space Mold
Fungus and mold on your floor joists are a dangerous situation. Spores are released polluting air quality.
Our mold removal technicians wear protective crawl suits and breathing apperatus during the remediation.
3rd party mold testing before a job begins or after the job completed is accepted and encouraged.