Crawl Space Mold Remediation in Eastern PA
Crawl spaces in Eastern Pennsylvania are especially vulnerable to mold development. The porous building material and a potentially poor building envelope design can greatly contribute to crawl space mold development. Often times, crawl spaces possess undersized wall vents that cannot provide sufficient ventilation for moisture control.
Moisture buildup in your crawl space will lead to dangerous mold development.
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Mastertech’s crawl space mold remediation professionals in Eastern PA can identify if your crawl space has a mold problem and develop a safe and effective scope of work for your crawl space mold remediation. Once your crawl space is clean and safe, we will make recommendations for preventing mold from returning in the future.
What causes crawl space mold in Eastern PA?
Pennsylvania crawl spaces can be the ideal environment for mold development. The primary reason being that a crawl space is no stranger to moisture buildup. Unfortunately, crawl spaces are not always easily accessible for homeowners to conduct routine maintenance checks. Often times, homeowners are not even aware of mold development until the odors have permeated through to the main living space.
Here are some common problems that can leave your crawl space vulnerable to a mold contamination:
- High humidity – over 55%
- Undersized wall vents
- Insufficient air circulation
- Dirt or sand floors- emit moisture/water vapors
Is crawl space mold making me sick?
Potentially. Mold exposure can have adverse health effects on you and your family. The severity of the symptoms will vary depending on the individual. Mold effects each individual differently. Reactions can range from mild allergic reactions to severe upper respiratory issues. It all depends on the individual, the species of mold, the length of exposure, and several other factors.
The nature of mold allows spores to travel virtually anywhere and colonize any surface. Even if the majority of the mold contamination is seemingly isolated to the crawl space, mold spores can travel and permeated through to clean, unaffected areas of your home without notice. If you detect signs of mold development, you should consider contacting a certified mold professional to have your home assessed.
Eastern PA Crawl Space Mold Inspections
Visual Assessment– Your MasterTech Inspector will complete a comprehensive visual analysis of all areas of concerns to identify any conditions that would cause and sustain mold growth. All mold inspections will be digitally documented, and you will have access to all the files for your records.
Moisture Mapping– During your Eastern PA crawl space mold inspection, your inspector will carefully map out the damp or wet areas of your crawl space to diagnose the water source and understand how many areas have been affected.
Moisture Meters: Moisture meters allow us to read the moisture content of building materials in your crawl space. Moisture locked within porous building materials like foundation walls can go unnoticed for a long time.
Thermal Imaging: Your mold inspector will be taking advantage of the temperature difference between wet and dry materials. By isolating all the wet areas of the crawl space, your inspector will be able to further understand the mold growth pattern.
Crawl Space Mold Testing– Surface and/or air quality tests will provide scientific data that will confirm or deny the presence of mold. If mold is confirmed in your crawl space, the test results will help your inspector figure out the most appropriate course of action to resolve the mold issue.
Report of Findings– Your inspector will compile a clear and concise report that outlines all his/her findings. If necessary, your inspector will present you with a detailed scope of work for a safe and effective crawl space mold remediation.
Crawl Space Mold Remediation Process Eastern PA
The Crawl Space Mold Remediation experts at MasterTech of Eastern PA will develop the safest and most efficient crawl space mold remediation plan that is tailor-made for your very specific mold remediation needs. Every Mastertech crawl space mold remediation in Eastern PA is backed by a 5-year, mold-free warranty that promises that the mold remediation was successful, and the mold will not come back.
If you detect signs of potential mold development in your Pennsylvania crawl space, call 1 (215) 876-7037 today to learn more about mold remediation services throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. A member of the Mastertech of Eastern PA Team will be happy to answer all your questions and set you up with an appointment with a certified mold inspector.