Do You Have Mold In Your Crawl Space?
If you see mold growing in your crawlspace, then we highly recommend you contact us ASAP to get rid of it. The type of mold that grows in crawlspaces is known to significantly degrade your home’s indoor air quality, compromise the structural integrity of your home and put you and your family’s health at risk.
One of the best solutions to getting rid of the dangerous mold in your crawlspace is chemical-free Dry Ice Blasting, which blasts that harmful mold right out of your crawlspace.
Here’s an example of what dry ice blasting did for one of our customers in Raleigh, North Carolina:
Mold Remediation Dry Ice Blasting
The abrasion-free & chemical-free way to remove mold in Raleigh, NC
If you live in Raleigh or any of the nearby cities such as Durham, Cary, Apex and Chapel Hill, and you see mold and mildew growing in your carawlspace, we highly recommend you contact us to get itblasted away via our Dry Ice Blasting procedure.
Dry Ice Blasting is a chemical-free, abrasion-free and residue-free method of mold remediation that fully removed any and all mold and mildew.
Dry Ice Blasting works by blasting dry ice pellets at -115°F at the mold and mildew covered areas in your crawl space which freezes and kills mildew and mold spores on contact.
The pressure from the Dry Ice Blasting also cleans the wood and any other surface being remediated. During the process, we depressurize the crawl space with a HEPA filter air scrubber and place positive pressure fans at the foundation vents to force the remediated air out of your home’s crawlspace.
If your crawl space happens to have a ground vapor barrier, we will roll it up, remove it from under your house, and haul the vapor barrier away.
The end result is a clean crawlspace that is 100% mold free.
To learn more about the Dry Ice Blasting process, we’d like to encourage you to watch the following video where we blast away mold in one of our customer’s crawl space in Raleigh, NC.
After Crawl Space Mold Remediation
After our crawl space mold remediation work is done, we highly recommend you have us seal your crawlspace so that the mold and mildew problem doesn’t return.
Reason #1 To Seal Your Crawl Space: Protect Against Mold
Here in Raleigh, North Carolina, our climate is very humid, which is one of the key ingredients for mold growth in a crawlspace. The other contributing factors include limited airflow, low light, moderate to hot air and high air relative humidity. The only way to avoid getting mold and mildew in your crawl space is to properly seal it and add environmental conditioning, which includes air induction and/or dehumidification.
Reason #2 To Seal Your Crawl Space: To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Current science shows that around 40% of the air we breath in our homes originated in our crawlspace, so if your crawlspace has mold and mildew in it, there is a very good chance you are breathing in mold spores everyday.
In fact, an average vented crawlspace has such poor-quality air that finding mildew, mold, rust, wood rot, deteriorated fiberglass insulation, pest urine/feces/corpses, dust, pathogens, and decaying organic matter in the crawlspace soil is totally normal.
This poor-quality air moves up into your home via the stack effect (natural movement of air upwards through a home) and can saturate your crawlspace-installed HVAC ducts and components.
The only way to keep the mold that forms down in your crawl space from getting into your home is to seal the crawlspace completely. The benefit of a sealed crawlspace is that it moderates relative humidity which inhibits mildew, mold, wood rot and rust.
When sealing a crawlspace, the fiberglass insulation that is often found there is removed and no longer present to be an air quality deterrent. A sealed crawlspace can also blocks ingress points that pests like insects, rodents and snakes use to get in and out of your Raleigh residence.
Furthermore, a high-quality vapor barrier will also guard against nasty vapors that can come up through the ground. We can further alleviate bad odors by applying a natural deodorization spray comprised of non-pathogenic bacteria and enzymes that are specially designed to consume (not just cover) any decaying organic matter that may be present under your vapor barrier.
Here’s a Before and After picture of a crawl space we sealed in Raleigh, NC: