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MOLD REMEDIATION

MOLD REMEDIATION

YIKES, MOLD!! The worst four letter word when talking about the crawl space. 

Dealing with mold is nobody's idea of a good time, especially when it pops up in your crawl space. Imagine seeing your insulation drooping down between the floor joists or even falling to the ground. That's a big red flag that moisture is causing some serious trouble. 
 
You see, insulation soaks up moisture like a sponge, and when it's hanging around your floor joists, it's like giving mold a cozy place to breed. Once mold takes over the insulation, there's a real need for mold remediation. It's not just about looks either – that moisture can cause real damage over time, compromising your home's structure and posing risks to your health. We can tackle mold, but we don’t use traditional methods that are often toxic and full of chemicals. We use an environmentally and non-toxic method called soda blasting.

SODA BLASTING

We believe soda blasting is the best method for removing mold from the crawl space.

Soda blasting is a gentle yet effective cleaning method for mold remediation in crawl spaces. Powered by high-pressure air, this technique utilizes baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to remove mold and mildew without the need for harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbing. It's used to blast the mold off of the floor joist, subfloor, support beams, and any other surfaces it has started to grow on. Soda blasting ensures thorough mold elimination while preserving the integrity of underlying surfaces. This makes it a safe choice for both occupants and workers, rendering it ideal for crawl space mold remediation.

BEFORE

This is a crawl space that we treated for mold. Insulation is hanging down and full of moisture. Mold is on the floor joists, sub floor, and support beams.

AFTER

After removing the insulation, we are able to treat the whole area for mold. Blasting all sides and spraying a non-toxic mold preventative afterwards. As you can see, it's back to looking like a new house under there again!

PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM MOLD!

Encapsulate your crawl space!

Whether you have mold in your crawl space now and want to protect it after the mold is removed, or you are being proactive and just want to protect your biggest investment from ever getting mold, an encapsulation is the only true way to do that. Encapsulating your crawl space seals it off from the outside elements. Whether that be water intrusion, humidity, or pests. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Did you know that over 50% of the air circulating in your home comes from the crawl space? This area is often damp and humid, making it a perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold, a type of fungus, spreads quickly, contaminating surfaces and releasing spores into the air. Apart from causing structural damage, mold can also pose serious health risks, such as triggering allergies and respiratory issues. Therefore, it's essential to address mold in your crawl space to maintain both the structural integrity of your home and your well-being.

  • Signs of mold in crawl spaces include musty odors, visible mold growth on surfaces, warped wood, or discolored walls. Additionally, if you or your family members experience unexplained health issues like allergies or respiratory problems, mold could be the culprit.

  • Mold remediation is essential for maintaining a healthy living environment and preserving the structural integrity of your home. Ignoring mold growth can lead to worsening health issues and expensive repairs down the line. The presence of mold often indicates an underlying moisture issue that needs to be addressed to prevent further growth and potential health hazards. 

  • While it's possible to tackle small mold problems on your own, extensive mold growth or mold in hard-to-reach areas like crawl spaces requires professional remediation. DIY methods may not completely eradicate the mold, leading to recurring issues. Using bleach, can actually worsen the problem by encouraging regrowth and create harmful fumes.  Professional remediation involves thorough assessment, safe removal, and preventive measures to ensure a mold-free environment for your health and peace of mind. Don't take chances with mold—trust the experts to get the job done right.

  • Our mold remediation process includes a thorough inspection of the crawl space to identify the extent of mold growth. We then have 2 options to address mold in the crawl space.

    Anabec Mold Cleaner by fogging is an effective method for thoroughly cleaning mold-affected areas and safeguarding surfaces against future mold growth. However, it's important to note that its effectiveness can be compromised if there's no waterproofing solution in place to eliminate moisture from the crawl space.

    Soda blasting, powered by high-pressure air, gently yet thoroughly removes mold using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Unlike traditional methods, it’s free of harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbing, eliminating mold without causing damage to the underlying surfaces. The process is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and safe for both occupants and workers, making it an ideal choice for mold remediation. Again, it’s effectiveness is compromised without proper waterproofing solutions in place.

  • The duration of mold remediation depends on the size of the affected area and the severity of the mold infestation. Generally, Soda Blasting can be completed in 1-2 days and Anabec fogging can be completed in less than an hour. 

  • While mold remediation addresses existing mold growth, it doesn’t solve underlying moisture issues that contribute to mold growth. We also offer crawl space waterproofing and structural repair services to address moisture problems and structural damage caused by moisture and mold.

  • The cost of mold remediation can vary based on several factors, including the size of the affected area, the severity of the mold infestation, and if there is structural damage. Typically, Anabec treatment averages around $800, while Soda Blasting can run about $6,000. We offer consultations and estimates to assess your specific needs and provide transparent pricing. 

  • In some cases, mold remediation may be covered by homeowners insurance if the mold growth is a result of a covered peril, such as water damage from a burst pipe. Work with your insurance company to determine if you have coverage. 

  • We are (CMR) and (MRP) certified in mold remediation by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

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