Reason #2 – Mold Can Cause Structural Damage
Mold can cause physical damage to a home. Mold eats organic materials like wood (yes, the kind of wood in the crawlspace supporting your house). Over time, mold eats the wood supporting the house, causing it to become unsafe.
Do not underestimate the damage mold can do to a home. We have seen our share of homes with rotted floor joists in the crawlspace. Crawlspaces often have perfect conditions for growing mold.
They have plenty of wood, air, and during rainy seasons, plenty of moisture. Crawlspaces without an encapsulation system in place are especially susceptible to moisture and mold.
If you have had a leaking roof, mold could be a problem in your attic as well. Remember, mold can grow anywhere you have organic material, oxygen, and moisture.
If you suspect mold, call us for a professional mold screening. Don’t let mold destroy your home.