Musty odors are typically the first sign of a moisture problem in the crawl space. While mold is common in most crawl spaces, foundation leaks, flooding, and plumbing leaks can all put you at greater risk of a crawl space mold problem. Our technicians are highly experienced in all type of mold remediation and follow the IICRC Standard for Professional Mold Remediation.
If there is a musty smell or visible signs of mold in your crawl space, especially after water damage, contact All-American Mold Remediation and Consulting, Llc immediately to request a thorough mold inspection.
When water enters your crawl space, there's a potential for mold to grow. Structural framing usually consist of organic materials like wood framing, sheetrock and insulation create a perfect environment for mold growth.
Mold spores move with the air which often escape into the upper living spaces of the home. Crawl space mold can contribute to health problems like respiratory illnesses and worsen allergy and asthma symptoms. Young and elderly individuals are most at risk. The only way to keep mold issues in the crawl space under control is to keep moisture levels low and prevent water intrusion with proper waterproofing and ventilation.
When you contact us for crawl space mold cleanup and remediation, our trained and certified technicians will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the source of the water intrusion or moisture issues in your crawl space. We then create the necessary procedures for mold remediation using the IICRC standard. Once the crawl space has been dried and properly remediated, waterproofing techniques may be be employed. This may include negative/positive water-proofing foundation or slab, a french drain system, a sump pump, and a dehumidifier. These solutions will help prevent future mold issues in your crawl space.
Mold growth in attics, is usually caused by roof leaks, deteriorated roof-vent seals, condensation, leaky ductwork and poor ventilation. Surprisingly, the attic is one of the most common places for mold to develop, but it is also one of the most likely places for the mold growth to go undetected. If you see any visible mold or smell a musty odor originating from the attic, make sure to give us a call for a free preliminary inspection of your attic and roof.
General roof maintenance can definitely prevent expensive damages to your home. Roof flashings and seals are the most common points for water intrusion. Roof flashings consist of impervious materials installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint. Flashing is intended to decrease water penetration at objects such as chimneys, vent pipes, walls, windows and door openings to make buildings more durable and to reduce indoor mold problems. Metal flashing materials include lead, aluminium, copper, stainless steel, zinc alloy, and other materials.
Roof vent seals usually consist of a water proof rubber-like material that cover gaps between the flashing and vents. The sun's UV rays deteriorate this seals with time causing the seals to shrink and pull. This could allow water intrusion into your attic and even ceilings.
It is recommended, that home/property owners do roof seals and flashing maintenance at lease every 5 years to prevent future water damage and mold issues.
Mold growth in an indoor living space or office, has it's own challenges. This areas usually have personal belongings, appliances, desktops, electronics, fabrics and more. We at All-American Mold Remediation and Consulting, Llc go above and beyond to make sure we properly protect all your belongings. Items that are difficult to move like pianos, pool tables, carpets, audio equipment, beds and couches would be covered with polyurethane plastic.
Our technicians isolate the affected areas by erecting a containment chamber. This containments help with dust control, and prevent mold spores from contaminating other areas during remediation. The chemical agents/biocides we use to attack mold and clean an area, are bleach-free and safe to use on all materials and fabrics. Email us for more information on the biocides we use for mold remediation.
Allergy symptoms are the first sign that you might have a mold issue.This symptoms usually fade away when you leave a building with mold problem. This problems can worsen with long stays inside a mold infested building and can cause asthma like symptoms. Mold spores affect your respiratory system and cause havoc in individuals with pre-existing ailment conditions. Young children and the elderly are specially at risk of any mold related illness.
If you see, smell or believe your allergies are the cause of mold spores, stop and give us a call to schedule a free consultation. Our experts are a call away!
High levels of moisture within a property could cause excess condensation on cold surfaces such as windows. High levels of airborne moisture can penetrate different building materials. Single pain windows insulate poorly which adds to the problem. This condensation if not cleaned daily could cause moisture to seep into the drywall around window sills and create a breeding ground for mold. It is recommended that you keep a relative humidity level between 40-60%. This makes it hard for molds to survive. There are several ways to help with a moisture problem. If you see signs of excess condensation