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What Causes Mold in Crawl Space | Cincinnati, OH

Your crawl space is the lowest level of your home and also the most unattended, making it prone to mold growth. Molds like all living beings need water and oxygen to survive. Unfortunately, a crawl space environment provides the essentials for mold to grow and thrive.

Factors That Promote Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces

Molds need water and they can obtain it in many ways. They can use the moisture in humid air and water from pipes leeks in the crawl space. Additionally, most homes have ground as a flooring option for their crawl spaces and it can be a source of moisture as air regulates from it. 

Houses breathe from the bottom up, and if your crawl space is moldy, then the same contaminated air will regulate around your entire house. Call Healthy Basement Concepts at 513-854-0349 before it’s too late. We can permanently remove molds, moldy odors, and spores to give you complete riddance from all dangers of mold.

Factors That Promote Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces

  • Water - Mold grows best in damp, humid, and wet conditions. High humidity, pipe leaks, moisture seepage can all contribute to mold growth in a crawl space.
  • Temperature - The ideal temperature for molds to grow is between 77° F and 86° F, which may be easily found in a crawl space.
  • Oxygen - Molds need oxygen to survive, and can even grow in low levels of oxygen, thus they can thrive in crawl space with ease.

What Do Molds Feed On?

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What We Do to Stop Mold Damage

Molds grow on organic materials that it can feed on and spread. They cannot grow on inorganic materials like glass and metal. Furthermore, they can digest any organic substance or residue including dirt and dust. Consequently, the crawl space floor provides a good amount of dirt and organic material for mold to grow on. Thus, crawl spaces may be an ideal location for mold growth.

What We Do to Stop Mold Damage

Molds are dangerous to human health and may cause several problems like respiratory issues, allergic reactions, throat irritation, skin irritation, and more. However, Healthy Basement Concepts has come up with effective methods to affordably prevent and remove mold from your crawl space. 

Preventing Mold Growth with Healthy Basement Concepts

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation - specially designed moisture-resistant material used in the crawl space to block moisture entry from the surroundings.
  • Crawl Space Vent Sealing - an innovative method of sealing the vents or air entry points of the crawl space to keep humid air out.
  • Crawl Space Dehumidification - state-of-the-art dehumidification system to dehumidify and maintain the moisture level in the crawl space.
  • Crawl Space Waterproofing - eliminating water leaks and cracks problems to prevent mold growth

Rely on Healthy Basement Concepts for Effective Mold Prevention for Your Crawl Space

Healthy Basement Concepts has the right equipment to counter-attack the causes of mold growth and help you prevent mold damage in a crawl space. If you are disturbed with mold growth in your crawl space, we also offer mold removal services. We are available all over Greater Cincinnati in Batavia, Springdale, Dayton, Fairborn, and more. Give us a call today at 513-854-0349 for a cleaner and healthier crawl space that is mold-free.