Help I have mold in my crawl space!
Cookeville | Bowling Green | Franklin | Jackson
Question: Our home is for sale; the buyer paid for a Home Inspection, and his report said we had mold or a mold like substance in the crawl space. What are they talking about, and what should we have done?
Answer: You are not alone; we get calls every day with the same question. Many homes built in the middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky suffer from poor moisture management in the crawl space. The mold is most likely aspergillus or penicillium, both very common types of mold found in crawl spaces. Crawl Space Mold, which exists because of excess moisture, can cause allergies and affect your family’s health. A plumbing leak, poorly installed vapor barrier, water in the crawl space, or warm humid air entering the crawl space resulting in condensation could be the source. Alone, or in combination these conditions will lead to mold growth. We recommend you have mold clean up performed immediately along with the removal of any standing water, having a proper vapor barrier with 100% ground coverage installed, repairing plumbing leaks, if any, and treating the wood for the existing mold. More information about crawl space mold clean up and remediation or controlling moisture can be found here. Ameri Care Services offers mold inspections and mold clean up in the greater Nashville TN area including Franklin, Jackson, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Clarksville and Cookeville. We also service Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Bowling Green KY.
Ameri Care Services, Inc.
Physical Address – 526 South Walnut Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Mailing Address – PO Box 1032, Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Phone: 1 (615) 893-7111
Toll-Free: 1 (877) 506-3029