NJ Crawlspace Mold Treatments
If it comes time to have a mold treatment, have it done right the first time with Jersey Shore Crawlspace Enhancement.
A proper mold treatment that will remain effective for years requires the use of a material that contains a mold inhibitor.
In addition to the material, it is essential to correct the conditions that had led to the mold growth in the first place.
We analyze the conditions to determine additional measures to adequately protect your home from future mold growth.
Our highly trained technicians perform a two step treatment to clean your wood and surfaces within the crawlspace, kill any mold, and inhibit any future growth.
Crawlspace mold doesn’t just negatively impact the health of those in the home—it can negatively impact the health and value of your home. For those that are in the process of selling their home, this can make a significant difference in the sale and inspection process.
Our mold treatments consist of a two stage treatment process. The treatment kills and inhibits mold growth and comes backed with a 10-year transferrable warranty. Following the application of the two materials applied, our technicians ensure that the material penetrates the wood for decades of protection.
Is All Mold Bad?
Some mold strains pose significant health risks, but even those that do not, can trigger a number of allergy and asthma related symptoms, in addition to attacking the integrity of the wood structure.
The symptoms of exposure to mold or mold spores can be:
- Nasal & sinus congestion
- Itchy, red & watery eyes
- Respiratory problems, such as wheezing & difficulty breathing
- Throat irritation
Why Mold Occurs Within the Crawlspace
Black mold can grow on virtually any organic material as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds can grow on wood, carpet, insulation, food, and paper. Being that mold eats or digests what it is growing on, crawlspace mold will cause structural damage if left unaddressed.
To prevent damage to the home and building components, save money, and avoid health problems, it’s important to control the moisture within your crawlspace’s environment and eliminate any current mold growth.
There are two main factors when it comes to mold growth within the crawlspace—the common thread being moisture. Mold occurs when the wood moisture content (the amount of water in the pores of the wood) exceeds 20%, and/or the relative humidity within the crawlspace exceeds 55% for a period of time.
Pipe leaks or prolonged exposure to standing water will accelerate mold growth and put your home at higher risk for repairs.
How to Inspect for Mold Growth or Conditions that Lead to Mold
Mold growth most often occurs on the floor joists, girders, and insulation within the crawlspace. During our crawlspace evaluations, our technicians test the moisture within the wood structure and both the outdoor and indoor humidity.
We use these readings, along with visual inspection of the crawlspace, for evidence of moisture intrusion or other issues that can contribute to mold growth.
Mold growth can often be visually apparent by means of discoloration, three-dimensional growth, and other factors, though our technicians rely on moisture readings as this is the recommended approach outlined by the EPA.
Mold testing is an added expense and is often deemed excessive, unless a health issue is occurring with a home’s occupant. Mold tests can range from $200-$600 and will result in the same recommendation, which is to treat any mold growth.
We offer a 10 year Mold Treatment Warranty that is completely transferrable in the event that you sell your home.