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What Causes Mold in Crawlspace?

The crawlspace might be the least visited part of your home but has several uses to make the house more livable. However, it can be the reason for trouble also. How? By the mold infestation. No wonder, it can be considered one of the most common places for mold growth.

Knowing the causes of mold in the crawlspace is a halfway solution to the inconveniences due to the microorganisms. In this article, we'll know about them along with suggestions on how to get rid of them.

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How Molds Grow and Spread

The reason for mold in the crawlspace can be described by a single word- moisture. There are multiple ways the excess humidity can grow in this lower portion. That not only helps bacteria and mold to settle but also other pests like radiants. Issues like plumbing leaks or other defects in water management systems are among them. Wet crawlspace insulation and bathroom leaks are also included in the list. When the crawlspace doesn't have a good ventilation system, the humidity of the place can easily rise there. All of them play a vital role in the dampness of the crawlspace.

Types of Molds You Should Be Aware of

Normally, molds are placed in three main categories- allergenic, pathogenic, and toxigenic. All of them cause health issues while the third one is the most dangerous. The common molds that are found in the home are Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Cladosporium. There are many other types like Stachybotrys, Fusarium, etc.

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Importance of Professional Mold Removal and Remediation

Mold is not about just a shade on the walls or ceilings. The microorganism can become the reason for extreme suffering. The negative outcomes of it aren't just limited to visual disturbance but also can cause serious health complications and even structural damage. So, to avoid the medical emergency, and repair costs mold removal or remediation services are inevitable. Needless to say, the DIY method won't be effective in mold removal or similar actions. Rather, that might increase the damage.

Get Our First-class Mold Remediation Services in Portsmouth & Rye

Northeast Basement Solutions has been serving in different areas of New Hampshire & Massachusetts for more than 20 years. The locally-owned and operated company has an expert team who are experts in crawlspace services. Feel free to contact us for the safety of your crawlspace as well as your home if you are a resident of MelroseSeabrookBeverlyMarblehead, and Derry.We also provide insurance support to our customers.

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