What Causes Crawl Space Mold
What Causes Mold in Crawl Space
Crawl spaces are the lowest level of your home and also the most prone to mold growth. Molds require water to grow and it can achieve it in many forms like moisture and humidity. Generally, most homes have soil as the floor in their crawl space, which might be a good source of moisture as air regulates from the ground. Moreover, water pipe leaks in the crawl space can also be a source of mold.
To better understand the source, and eliminate all mold, call the professionals, Ranger Waterproofing at 330-754-0797 for all your crawl space concerns.
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Factors That Encourage 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, which is why crawl spaces are not out of their reach.
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What May Mold Grow On
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 Can Be Done to Stop Mold Growth
Ranger Waterproofing is the leading crawl space repair company in Youngstown & Boardman, Ohio. We are a family-owned company operating for over 15 years and providing the best solutions for homeowners with their crawl space problems.
We offer a crawl space encapsulation system to prevent moisture from entering the crawl space, which prevents mold from growing and spreading. It is designed using moisture-resistant material that acts as a barrier between the crawl space and the outside world. With our encapsulation system installed, your crawl space will become cleaner and much more healthier. All dirt and dust will be eliminated, and the ground will also be covered, thus molds will have nothing to feed on.
Protect your property from mold damage and crawl space hygiene. If your crawl space has water leakage problems, you can check out our crawl space waterproofing services.