Crawl Space Mold in Leitchfield, KY
Organic materials made out of natural components are attractive to mold and dust mite damage. Items like dust, fiberglass, and wood - mold thrives on.
Mold Growth in Crawl Space
Once mold has grown large enough to be recognized visibly, a much more serious moisture problems exists somewhere.
Mold is a Living Organism
Mold is present long before it "grows" big enough to be seen by the naked eye. The invisible parts of the mold fungi are carried through the air like tiny dandelion seeds, landing on the surface of many potential food sources.
Spreading Mold in Crawl Space
It breathes air, it consumes food, it requires water to survive, and fortunately when you take one of these components away, it dies.
Mold Thrives in Environments Where We Live
Mold likes temperatures between 32 and 100 degrees F, and is typically found in places that are damp or humid for extended stretches of time.
Mold Can Destroy a Home
Wet load-bearing girders and floors joists are under attack by mold.
Mold Damage in Crawl Space
Even minor growth in the crawl space can lead to musty odors and cause respiratory problems for people in the home.
Mold Needs 70% Relative Humidity To Grow
It's important to remember that it's the moisture on the surface of the organic material, not the level in the air, that triggers mold growth.
Preparing for Mold Remediation
In this photo, you can see the mold remediation has begun. The mold removal team is drawing air out of the crawl space and filtering it, while scrubbing down the subfloor.
Healthy Spaces Performing Mold Remediation
Each joist will be individually scrubbed and washed down with powerful disinfecting agents to kill the existing mold and minimize the risk of mold spore becoming airborne.
Crawl Space Moisture Barrier in Leitchfield Crawl Space
In this picture, you can see that the mold remediation equipment has been removed and the Healthy Spaces crawl space team has installed a liner to stop water vapor from rising into the house.
Close Up After Mold and Fungus Removal in Leitchfield
Another view of the subfloor joists after they've been scrubbed and treated.