Home Repair Topics
Crawl Space Mold
Moisture in a crawl space is a major problem- one that quickly leads to the rotting of all organic materials in the space. Stored items, insulation, and especially wood will become moldy, leading to its decay, over the course of years.
Moldy Crawl Space Insulation
Additionally, wet insulation is bad insulation. As moisture collects in the material, it will lose its insulative value, and its weight will force it to drip off the ceiling and onto the floor, where it's not helping at all. Fiberglass insulation- as well as many other types- can also become the habitat for many pests, including mice, rats, and hornets. Click to read about crawl spaces pests.
Moldy Crawl Space Wood
If the mold and rot are allowed to develop to the point where the materials are too far gone, they will have to be removed and replaced. However, crawl spaces are a very narrow, dark, and cramped space. When they're experienced advanced rotting, they will also be disgusting, potentially unhealthy, and possibly filled with mice, rodents, and their waste. A contractor hired to do a difficult, dirty repair like this is not going to be easy to find, and they won't be cheap.
Getting Rid of Crawl Space Mold
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