Top 10 Crawl Space Mold and Moisture Mistakes
Avoid These Mistakes And You’ll Avoid Mold Allergy Problems
A damp, moldy crawl space can cause serious health risks for your family.
Don’t wait for mold allergy symptoms to appear. Take steps right away to get rid of crawl space moisture and mold problems.
To get you started down the right path, we thought it would help to shed light on the top 10 most common mistakes homeowners make with respect to basement or crawl space moisture and mold problems.
Are you making any of these common mistakes?
Mistake 1. Not realizing the significant impact a crawl space can have on the indoor air quality of a home. Make sure to look in your crawlspace periodically for water, condensation or mold problems.
Mistake 2. Failure to effectively fix all potential sources of moisture problems in order to moisture proof your crawl space.
Mistake 3. Leaky gutters dripping too close to the foundation or downspouts that are not extended out away from foundation at ground level.
Mistake 4. Thinking that a plastic-lined crawl space floor is enough to seal out moisture. Condensation and moisture can still occur on foundation walls, pipes, vents. And mold can still grow under the plastic unless the ground is fully dried and ground moisture sources are eliminated.
Mistake 5. Attempting to decrease moisture by increasing ventilation. The source of moisture needs to be fixed first.
Mistake 6. Killing mold, but not removing it. Mold must be removed in order to prevent spores and allergens from spreading.
Mistake 7. Exhausting dryer vents, bathroom vents, or kitchen hood vents into the crawl space or attic. These should be vented to the home’s exterior.
Mistake 8. Blocking soffit vents when adding insulation to the attic. Yes, attic ventilation impacts your crawl space.
Mistake 9. Hiring an inspector who is not certified in mold detection to inspect your home or crawl space for mold.
Mistake 10. Not having a HVAC ducts periodically cleaned to remove mold and spores that can grow on dirt and dust in the vents.
The list goes on.
If you see moisture or mold problems in your crawl space, we recommend that you get it inspected by a certified professional right away. We also recommend that you have mold removed by a certified mold remediation contractor. Also use a certified professional for fixing and preventing moisture problems. You can find certified mold inspectors and mold removal contractors in our online directory.
Of course, we recommend that you ask your contractor to use our non-toxic Endurance BioBarrier Mold Prevention Spray. It will significantly outlast any competitor product. Guaranteed.
Be pro-active in protecting your home and family from mold allergy symptoms caused by a moldy crawl space.