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Fix Structural Problems Before Mold – Myth #13

By Pedro Mendoza | May 17, 2019

  Today we’re going to talk about foundation repair or structural repairs in the crawl space and you can do them without addressing mold. We think that’s a myth. Here is why we think that! Should you ignore mold and only take care of structural problems? Now I’m not much of a doorknocker. In other…

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Can You Smell Radon? – Myth #12

By Kayla Wilson | May 10, 2019

Today we’ve got a myth about radon we want to address that we hear every once in a while: Can you smell radon? Some people say you can, but that’s a myth. What is Radon? Radon is an odorless, colorless soil gas. Different parts of the country experience higher or lower levels of radon in…

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Closing Crawl Space Vents in the Winter – Myth #11

By Kayla Wilson | May 3, 2019

This week’s myth is one we hear all the time: “Well, I’m gonna open my vents in the summer and close them in the winter in order to control humidity.” At this point in the series, I think you know where this is going… When To Close Crawl Space Vents So, is that true? Should…

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Can Vapor Barrier Control Humidity? – Myth #10

By Kayla Wilson | April 12, 2019

This week we’re on myth #10 of our Crawl Space Myths Series! A lot of contractors will tell you that installing a vapor barrier is enough to control humidity in your crawl space. We think that’s a myth, let us explain why. Controlling Crawl Space Humidity Okay, so we get asked all the time, “Does…

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Standing Water Affects Humidity – Myth #9

By Kayla Wilson | April 5, 2019

Standing Water In The Crawl Space Can you control crawl space humidity by removing standing water? Well, since this is a myth series, you probably already know the answer. Removing standing water is a great way to help reduce some humidity, but you know what, removing standing water alone does not control humidity. I can’t…

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Disinfecting Mold on Wet Wood – Myth #8

By Kayla Wilson | March 29, 2019

This week we’re talking about how to disinfect mold properly. Some say it’s okay to spray disinfectant while the wood is still wet, but is that okay? Crawl Space Mold Removal So guess what? Mold protocol actually requires you to lower the humidity and dry out the surface that you’re disinfecting. Imagine you’re in your…

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Can Fiberglass Insulation Be Reused? – Myth #7

By Michael Church | March 22, 2019

This week we’re continuing our myth series about recycling/reusing the insulation in your crawl space. Reusing Crawl Space Insulation Whether out of lack of knowledge or pure laziness, there are a lot of crawl space companies out there who will reuse the fiberglass in your subfloor. They will pull the insulation down to the ground, spray…

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Fiberglass & Mold Remediation – Myth # 6

By Michael Church | March 15, 2019

In today’s post, we’re gonna talk about the myth of leaving the insulation in place between the joists when removing mold. Is this a good idea? Crawl Space Insulation We get a lot, a lot, a lot of homeowners that tell us that the crawl space contractor that was there three days ago looking at…

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