What's That Smell? How to Get Rid of Crawl Space Mold

January 24th, 2019
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Oh no.

There's a musty smell coming from your crawl space. You go to investigate. 

Ugh. Seems like you might have an unwanted mold problem down there. 

Read on to discover how to tackle crawl space mold removal. 

Assess the Damage - Is It Actually Mold

You think you have mold in your crawl space. Is it actually mold?

White mold in crawl spaces is sometimes confused with efflorescence. These two issues can look very similar. 

Efflorescence will occur on the brick, concrete, and stucco. It is caused by salt deposits. 

While efflorescence also indicates a moisture problem in the crawl space, it does not pose a health risk.  

Other forms of mold do pose a serious health risk. These molds should be addressed right away to reduce exposure. 

Is It the Dreaded Black Mold 

Black mold causes a series of health issues. These issues can include respiratory disease, nausea, and neurodegeneration.  

Black mold is not necessarily black in color. It may be green or brown. 

Telling different types of mold apart is difficult. But different molds cause different health issues and need to be handled differently. 

Call a Professional

When your family's health is on the line, it's best to call in the professionals. 

Yes, there are products on the market for DIY mold removal. And yes, there is plenty of information on how to get rid of mold in crawl space on your own. 

But if you can't identify the type of mold, you can't take the precautions to prevent further exposure. 

Removing mold in crawl spaces can release mold spores into the air. This increases your chances of exposure to something nasty.

Your mold removal expert will wear protective gear when working with mold under the house. This includes disposable coverall, gloves, and potentially a respirator. 

Chemicals or even a surface blaster may be used to remove the mold in crawl space. 

Prevent Moisture

Removing the crawl space mold isn't going to help if you don't tackle the root of the problem - moisture. 

So start patching leaks, checking ventilation, dehumidifying, and repairing water problems. 

If you don't, the mold will come back. You'll be stuck dealing with the entire problem all over. 

Make sure that doesn't happen by following our tips for drying out your crawl space.

Let Us Handle Your Crawl Space Mold Removal

Fresh Air Technologies, LLC. is your mold removal expert.

We will survey your home to collect data and photographs of any mold found in your crawl space.

You can then expect an email from us. In this email, we lay out the findings of your mold remediation survey.

We also provide a no-obligation quote for our mold removal services and repair costs. 

With twenty-five years of experience under our belt, we have both Certified Mold Remediator (CMR) and Certified Mold Inspector (CMI) designations.

You can trust that we know our mold. 

Get your crawl space smelling fresh. Contact us today for your free crawl space mold removal inspection.