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Is Mold Creeping in the Crawl Space of Your Stockton Home?

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Is mold creeping in the crawlspace of your Stockton home?

Widespread Mold in Stockton Homes Requires Professional Remediation

One of the most troublesome disasters that affect a high volume of Stockton homes throughout the year is not fire and storm damages as much as might think. Developing conditions like mold growth can spread quickly throughout the property and adversely affect your property and its occupants that become exposed to an active colony. The trouble with mold growth in homes is that these colonies often form where the owner does not go, and so it goes unnoticed and unreported until the spread of these colonies forces their way into the living areas of the home.

For areas like a crawl space, it is not an uncommon occurrence for mold damage in your Stockton home to spread beneath the first floor. With moisture present through precipitation, springs, and other occurrences, remedying its effect on the underside of your home can help to limit the spread of an active mold colony into the main floors of the property. Our SERVPRO professionals can help to assess the materials that are at risk and determine if our mold removal techniques can be as effective as just removing the damaged elements entirely and reinstalling them.

Crawlspace encapsulation is a solution that can help many homeowners find a permanent fix to prevent mold growth from spreading up through the flooring and walls and into the living spaces. This process coats all of the exposed material and flooring with thick plastic after they get coated with a high-strength antimicrobial solution to prevent growth on these organic materials like framing wood and floor supports.

Additionally, our SERVPRO team could install diversion equipment like sump pumps to drain water away from the affected area to prevent pooling. These solutions help to preserve a dry environment that reduces the possibility of mold and microbial growth.

Crawlspace mold can prove hazardous to the structural elements of your house and the occupants inside of it. Give our SERVPRO of Stockton professionals a call if you suspect mold growth or have encountered this emergency in your home. You can reach us 24/7 at (209) 477-3090.

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