"After getting 4 quotes to encapsulate our crawl space we decided to go with the Crawl Space Ninjas. It was the right decision, from the very beginning, Jamie was very knowledgeable of the services they were providing. He took the time to thoroughly explain everything to me. When the crew showed up to perform the work we got an excellent bunch of guys. They were neat and polite and cleaned up after themselves. They made sure I knew what was going on all the time and asked me to inspect their work as they went along. We couldn't be happier with the results. I would recommend this group in a minute. Thanks for the excellent job!" Kerry Csontos, Walland TN
Can Mold Make You Sick?
Many people ask us if mold in the crawl space can cause health problems. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to answer this since every person and there immune system is different so we leave that question for the medical professionals to answer.
We do know this, mold in the crawl space will eat and destroy your wood joists and subfloor. Mold never stops breaking down organic materials.
Crawl space mold removal is needed in order to make sure the mold is cleaned properly and prevented from returning. Mold needs moisture to grow and this moisture can come from high humidity or a leak but the more moisture mold in the crawl space receives the faster it will grow.
Make sure you take steps to remove the mold as well as prevent it from returning or you will have to perform crawl space mold removal again and again.
Soda Blasting Mold
Mold removal with soda blasting in the crawl space is one of the most effective ways to remove mold. Many mold removal companies try to shortcut a very important step in mold remediation and that is the actual REMOVAL of the mold.
Homeowners are being led to believe that simply applying a mold disinfectant without removing insulation or even controlling humidity is adequate to addressing mold in the crawl space. Mold should be removed, disinfected and prevented from returning in order to make sure your home is healthy for years to come.
Soda blasting mold in a crawl space is not an easy task but one we feel is necessary. If you have ever tried to sell a home with visible mold you know how difficult this process can be and the home inspector or buyer does not care that there is a piece of paper stating the visible mold is dead.
Mold and Rotting Floors
Termites are a huge reason crawl space floor joists and sub-floors need to be repaired or even replaced. Mold and wood rot fungus is also a major contributor to sagging floors and other structural issues.
White wood rot or wood-decay fungus eats and digests moist wood, causing it to rot. There are different types of wood rot fungus like brown rot and soft rot fungus. Some species of wood-decay fungi will attack wood and release enzymes that cause it to decay faster.
Wood rot fungus is commonly found in crawl spaces with high humidity and plumbing leaks that may have gone unnoticed for months or even years.
One major mistake is to address the rotted wood before stopping the moisture problem or removing the fungus. Investing in solving the issue once is bad, twice is unnecessary.