Crawl spaces are very handy for homeowners as they provide easy access to pipes or other utility components, or they can be used for storage. The old way of thinking was that properties needed such a space below to vent. It is now known that this space creates many serious health and structural issues. If the crawl space of your home is vented, it is slowly letting humidity and moisture in. Moisture can enter the property through the foundation or directly from the damp soil below. This can create mold, mildew and musty odors. In many cases the humidity and moisture in the crawl space can cause the supports and floor joists to sink or sag. This can lead to damage to your floors, walls and counter-tops. One of the greatest health risks to residents of a home with a crawl space is mold which can grow at an alarming rate in an unsealed crawl space. As the mold continues to grow, it is drawn up into the main part of the property by the normal air exchange within the property. This can lead to serious health problems.
The Remediation Team is a highly qualified remediation company that employs a high qualified team of restoration technicians certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification – IICRC – with 25 years combined experience and the capability to restore all types of damage to your property from a vented crawl space – both commercial and residential. Our number one goal as a team is to encapsulate your crawl space so it will be completely sealed off from the outside world and your home and crawl space will share the same healthy air.
The Remediation Team provides such restoration services in the North Atlanta areas of Georgia:
- Johns Creek
- Metro Atlanta
- Cherokee County
- Sandy Springs
- East Cobb
Regardless of the severity of damage done to your property from an unsealed crawl space, call The Remediation Team at 770-966-2232. Our dispatchers are available 24/7, 365 days a year with a goal to respond to your emergency within 30-60 minutes after the initial call.
Why Encapsulate Your Crawl Space?
- Improves air quality throughout the home
- Improves energy efficiency of the home
- Eliminates mold and mildew caused by moisture in the crawl space
- Protects the structural integrity of the home
- Reduces heating and cooling costs
Signs You Might Have Crawl Space Mold
- Poor indoor air quality causes heightened allergies and asthma symptoms while at home with no other apparent cause
- A musty odor permeates the home, especially when the windows and doors are closed
- Family members suffer from chronic headaches
- Multiple plumbing pipes have broken or had other problems
- Cables and home wiring have issues
- Floorboards are buckled or warped
Some Causes of Crawl Space Mold
- Foundation vents: Many crawl spaces feature vents that are supposed to prevent moisture problems, but recent research indicates that vents often cause more moisture buildup than they prevent.
- Humid weather: When vents or crawl space fan systems draw in air during humid or rainy weather, moisture is drawn into the space as well. This encourages mold and mildew growth because of the presence of organic materials such as dirt.