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How to Remove Crawl Space Mold

A moldy crawl space support beam that is causing health problems for the homeowners.

Crawl space mold is one of many problems that can be hidden in your dark crawl space causing problems. It often goes unnoticed until significant damage occurs

Left untreated, mold can compromise your home’s structural integrity, lead to health issues, and diminish property value. Learning how to remove crawl space mold and identifying the dangers will help you protect your home and health.

A dirt crawl space with standing water that unless fixed will cause mold.

What Causes Crawl Space Mold?

Mold thrives in damp and dark environments like crawl spaces. If a crawl space lacks waterproofing, is unencapsulated, or the home has poor drainage, there is a larger risk of crawl space mold. These conditions allow moisture to enter the crawl space, creating an environment perfect for mold growth.

How Do I Know If My Crawl Space Has Mold?

Accessing your crawl space can be challenging and unsafe for you to do alone, making mold growth easy to overlook. Luckily, various signs within your home can indicate the presence of crawl space mold.

Here are some of the most common signs within your home :

Women experiencing more allergy  due to the side effects of crawlspace mold
White mold on the wooden roof of a crawl space causing health issues for the homeowners

Different Types of Mold

Different types of mold will affect your crawl space, home, and health in different ways but they can all be prevented in the same way. Here are 3 different types of mold that may be found in your crawlspace:

  • Black mold: It appears as dark greenish-black patches and produces mycotoxins that can cause severe respiratory issues, allergic reactions, and other health problems when spores are inhaled.
  • White mold: This mold appears as a powdery or fuzzy growth that will appear on wood, insulation, dirt, and other organic materials in your crawlspace. While it is generally less toxic than black mold, it can still cause health problems similar to black mold.
  • Yellow mold: This mold appears slimy or powdery and often grows on wooden surfaces in damp crawlspace. It feeds on organic materials which can cause wood decay and structural damage in your crawlspace.

How To Remove Crawl Space Mold

Crawl space mold removal is complex and requires immediate attention. Not only is it necessary to remove the mold to protect your health and home, but it is imperative to address the root cause of the issue so it doesn’t reoccur. DIY mold removal is dangerous and only a temporary fix. It won’t resolve the problem and can potentially make it worse. Your crawlspace can be a dangerous space, and while fixing this problem on your own, you risk exposure to toxic mold and pests. Additionally, mold spores can spread through the air once disturbed, contaminating your entire home. Doing mold removal puts you and your home’s health at risk, so it is important to contact a professional.

Once you have a mold remediation specialist remove the mold, contact us. We have a mold prevention process proven to stop mold from recurring in your crawl space. By following these steps, we will lower your risk of crawl space mold.

A completed crawl space encapsulation with a vapor barrier and dehumidifier where mold is no longer a concern.

The products and techniques we use to protect your crawl space from mold are tried and tested. They will protect your home and health, providing peace of mind. As long as your crawl space is humid or damp, you are going to experience mold growth, so it is important to solve the root problem as soon as the toxic mold is removed.

A professionals installing a vapor barrier to prevent moisture and crawlspace mold.

Work with Groundworks for Mold Prevention

Do you suspect that mold has invaded your crawl space? Don’t let uncertainty and mold take over your home. Act now by scheduling a complimentary crawl space inspection with our experts at Groundworks. Discover the root cause of your crawl space mold and learn the most effective strategies to eradicate it for a safer, healthier living environment.

Holly Richards-Purpura

Holly Richards-Purpura

Content Writer

Holly is a Content Writer for Groundworks who has written and edited web content for the foundation services industry for almost 10 years. With a background in journalism, her passion for the written word runs deep. Holly lives in Columbus, OH, with her husband. Along with educating homeowners, she also has a big heart for the Big Apple.