If your home has a crawl space, you might be at an increased risk for mold growth, especially if you live in an area that has a hot, humid climate and own an older home with a vented, not sealed, crawl space. Without proper maintenance and treatment, your crawl space can become a breeding ground for harmful mold and mildew growth, leading to a reduction in your indoor air quality and potentially severe structural damage. Fortunately, Green Home Solutions offers comprehensive mold services, including crawl space encapsulation. Whether you need vapor barrier installation, mold remediation, or basement sealing, GHS has the services and eco-friendly solutions you can count on!
Most Common Causes of Mold Growth
- High humidity
- Clutter eliminating air flow and cardboard boxes absorbing moisture
- Unsealed and/or non-operating sump pumps
- Foundation wall and floor cracks
- Insufficient crawl space ventilation and/or vapor barrier
Basement and Crawl Space Moisture Solutions and Encapsulation
So how can your crawl space threaten your family’s health and your home’s structure? If there is no moisture barrier or encapsulation system in place, moisture that comes in contact with floorboards or other cooler surfaces, the humid air will condense, leading to excess moisture. Over time, important structural wood elements including beams and piers rot and weaken. Left untreated, this moisture encourages mold growth and when air in the crawl space infiltrates your home, mold spores and mildew make their way into your air causing respiratory problems, skin rashes, and other medical conditions.
At GHS, we’re passionate about providing safe and effective treatments that maintain the structural integrity of your home, and more importantly, the health of your family. Our crawlspace solutions ensure moisture doesn’t have a chance to accumulate and cause problems. We offer vapor barrier installation, basement sealing, including supports and plumbing, with foundational tape that eliminates moisture, and optional radon mitigation. With our natural, affordable, and convenient crawlspace repair, your home remains mold-free, ensuring the health and safety of your family.
Keep your home structurally strong with our EPA-approved crawl space encapsulation solutions and techniques. For more information regarding our services, contact us today! We’d be glad to come to your home to perform a complimentary Healthy Home Audit and get started making your home a healthier place to live. Give us a call or complete our convenient online form to request your Healthy Home Audit.