Mold and Moisture Removal
Do you have mold and moisture in your crawl space?
Mold and moisture removal in a crawl space is something we do everyday, and we strongly recommend that if you have mold, then you mitigate and remove the mold from the crawl space as part of the encapsulation process. First, you need to understand some important facts about mold. Mr. Basement provides home mold prevention in MD, including Baltimore, Silver Spring.
What is mold and is it dangerous?
Mold is everywhere; indoors and outdoors. Mold and mildew are a musty smelling fungi that thrives in moist conditions. It grows, penetrates, and infects the air. Moisture is the cause of mold growth!
If the conditions are favorable in your basement for mold growth, it will continue to spread through the home.
Mold has been a dangerous problem in damp and wet basements and damp crawl spaces for as long as anyone can remember. Mold can grow on anything organic in a basement, including wood, carpeting, drywall, clothing, organic ceiling tiles, cloth, paper, cardboard, and all other organic material.
If you have mold in your home, it’s a good indication of a moisture problem in your home. It’s also an early warning sign for a spreading mold problem that will continue until you do something to stop it. Mold is ugly and often lives alongside bacteria, rot, insects, and rodents.
In many cases, mold can also present a hazard to your health. Mold spores released from this fungus can travel throughout the entire home and has been proven to be an allergen and irritant.
If someone in the household suffers from allergies or asthma, these mold spores will cause them to have difficulty breathing. Eyes, ears, noses and throats may also become irritated.
It’s not likely that you’ll be able to fight mold by changing the temperature of your basement, but Mr. Basement can help you with mold removal. This will stop the mold from ever coming back!
While mold prefers a relative humidity level above 50%, humans can be comfortable with the humidity as low as 20%. If you lower the humidity level in your home, you can stop mold, mildew, and rot at its source by taking away the humidity it needs to survive.
Are You Concerned About the Health of Your Family?
Mold spores can cause and agitate a variety of health-related problems, including congestion, headaches, difficulty breathing, and worsened asthma and allergies. While not everyone is affected by mold, it's important to know some molds are toxic! Mold and mildew are a major concern for many households. Family members may begin to suffer from asthma, respiratory infections, and allergies if not treated. If you've let your mold get bad enough that you can feel the difference, it's time to call Mr. Basement ASAP!
We're the expert contractor for addressing mold concerns in basements and crawl spaces. Select a contractor who knows how to stop water and moisture problems, which are a key factor in the growth of mold in MD homes.
We know that you’ll love what Mr. Basement can do for your mold problem! Contact us today for a free estimate on our mold removal and prevention services.