We are nearing the rainy season here in Georgia, which to us, means one thing—mold. Unfortunately, excess rain causes more moisture in the air and under your home. If you do not have a properly encapsulated crawl space, you could be at risk of breathing in harmful mold spores throughout the rainy season.
Is mold really that harmful?
Mold is a naturally occurring substance, and when in an open-air environment most types of mold are harmless. However, when in an enclosed space, mold is at its most dangerous. Dark, damp areas like your crawlspace and basement create the perfect conditions for mold growth.
Much of the air you breathe in the upper levels of your home comes from your crawl space. Any mold, mildew, or fungus growing in your crawl space can emit spores that may lead to discomfort for family members with allergies or asthma. For family members without these pre-existing conditions, breathing in mold spores can have adverse effects over time.
Mold and fungus not only affect your physical health but can also deteriorate the structure of your home. Fungus growth eats away at wood and over time destroys it. In some cases, mold and fungus can deteriorate the structure of your home, much like a termite infestation.
What can you do about it?
Crawlspaces and More provide mold remediation services to Atlanta and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in eliminating all types of mold and mildew from crawl spaces and basements. Using a mixture of biodegradable cleaning agents, we remove and prevent mold from occurring. We also offer crawl space encapsulation services to prevent mold and pests from entering our crawl space and home.
Call us at (800) 701-9828 for more information about our mold remediation and crawl space encapsulation services.