Mold Treatment and Removal
Crawlspaces and More is proud to provide mold treatment services for your Atlanta area home or business. We don’t just kill the mold – our goal is to completely remove all types of mold from your crawl space or basement and prevent it from recurring. By using a safe mixture of bio-degradable cleaning agents and our proprietary application method, we are able to service your home in a way that others can’t.
What is mold, why do I have mold in my home, and should I be concerned?
All varieties of mold (or mildew) are a type of fungus. Fungal growth is all around us in nature, in our homes, on our bodies, and even in the produce department of your local grocery store. You’ve probably even eaten some recently.
So, what’s the big deal?
Mold isn’t bad for you – as long as it’s not allowed to grow in a confined space. It’s the buildup of toxic spores that get into the air that are harmful. Once these spores are airborne in an environment that allows them to thrive, the mold multiplies quickly and emits more spores. If you have respiratory problems or allergies, you’re probably already familiar with the effects of breathing in a moldy environment. Even if you are a perfectly healthy person, you should still be cautious. Like smoking, inhaling mold spores can take a while before you even see the effects. Mold treatment and removal is far less expensive than dealing with long term health problems. Why risk it?
Other than the obvious health concerns to people living in my home, is mold bad for my home?
Yes. Fungus naturally occurs on wood and its purpose is to deteriorate and destroy wood. Aside from discoloring drywall and causing foul odors, mold growth can develop into structural problems. Some infections are as serious as termite infestations. If mold is allowed to develop unchecked, it develops mycelium, a root structure similar to the way trees grow deeper into soil as they grow larger in size. Mycelium feed on your wood, slowly destroying it the same way fungus kills trees. Eventually, it completely rots the wood, which can destroy your home.
How did mold get into my home in the first place?
Mold spores are always present in the environment. Every time you open a door or window, a few microscopic spores enter the home and they usually die out quickly once inside. Mold needs four things to grow: moisture, warmth, food, and oxygen. As a homeowner, you can only control one of these: moisture. Mold needs moisture – a lot of it – to stay alive and flourish. Aside from direct contact with a water source, mold gets moisture directly from the air. Through air conditioning, we are able to control the moisture level in the home so that mold isn’t a factor. Your HVAC system is a huge dehumidifier that happens to blow cold/warm air. The problem is, your crawl space or basement need to be conditioned too, not just the living spaces of the home.
Looking for mold treatment and remediation in Atlanta and surrounding areas?
Free inspections and estimates for mold treatment services in Atlanta, Georgia, South Carolina, and Western North Carolina – schedule an appointment here.
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Atlanta, GA Office:
2625 Piedmont Dr, Ste. 56-185
Atlanta, GA 30324
Greenville, SC Office:
242 Horseshoe Bend Dr
Westminster, SC 29693
Phone: (800) 701-9828