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Crawl Space Mold

Crawl Space Mold

How Do You Get Mold In A Crawl Space? 

Mold in a crawl space is a result of excess moisture. This excess moisture likely comes from groundwater that seeps into your crawl space. Mold in your crawl space may also result from a flood or leaky pipes. Without the proper solutions, crawl space mold is a constant threat to your crawl space and home. 

What Are The Risks of Mold In A Crawl Space?

If you have mold inside your crawl space, it's important to take action to prevent any future health and structural issues. 

Health risks from mold in a crawl space

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. 

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. 

Structural risks from mold in a crawl space

Mold inside your crawl space can also result in structural issues. Wood is hygroscopic meaning that it will suck up excess moisture in the area creating the perfect growing environment for mold. If not treated properly, structural rot can occur. 

Reduce Mold In A Crawl Space with Encapsulation and a Dehumidifier

An AprilAire Healthy Waterproofing Pro will locate the source of your excess moisture and provide an encapsulation solution like a vapor barrier to keep water out. Watch the video below to learn more about the solutions. 

Additionally, they will install a crawl space dehumidifier to remove any excess humidity to prevent future mold growth inside your crawl space. With intuitive digital controls, you can easily set and control the moisture inside your home to reduce mold growth. Maintenance is simple and easy too. Each AprilAire Dehumidifier comes with a dedicated drain so you don't have to empty any messy water trays. Annual filter cleaning or replacement is recommended. Each dehumidifier is designed and manufactured in the USA and is outfitted with corrosion-resistant coils and a sturdy design to prevent leakage. Additionally, each unit comes backed by a 5-year warranty.

Receive peace of mind knowing that your crawl space is protected with an AprilAire Healthy Waterproofing Pro. 

Find a Healthy Waterproofing Pro in your area to learn more about the different solutions they provide for remedying mold in a crawl space. 

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