Mold in a crawl space is a result of excess moisture. This excess moisture likely comes from groundwater that seeps into your home through cracks in the foundation.
The first sign that you may have mold in a crawl space is the smell. But mold is not just a problem for your nose, it can present serious issues for the air quality in your home and the health of you and your family.
Common symptoms caused by mold are:
- Worsening of asthma and other respiratory ailments
- Nasal and sinus congestion or infection
- Cough and sore throat
- Breathing difficulties and wheezing
- Skin and eye irritation
According to the CDC, each person will have a different sensitivity to mold, but those with major respiratory issues like COPD or asthma may have more severe reactions.
In addition to the health risks, mold remediation can be a costly option and it's more likely that you will have to buy new items.
Crawl space waterproofing is the process of locating where water is entering your home and finding the best solutions to prevent it. Along with keeping water out of the crawl space, you can take steps to remove excess moisture by using an Aprilaire dehumidifier.
Removing excess moisture from your crawl space can help prevent mold in the crawl space from growing to harmful levels.
Contact a Healthy Waterproofing expert today to help with mold in a crawl space.
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