What Can They Do?
When there is a lot of moisture and organic matter present in the crawl space, especially near the floor joists, foundation or walls, it could lead to a major infestation with mold and mildew call us today. In fact, there are times when the moisture can be so bad that it actually damages the internal wood framing and the drywall below and above the affected areas. This can cause the deterioration of the building’s integrity and can lead to problems with the structural integrity of the home itself, as well as the health and safety of those living in the home. This is why it is critical to hire reputable crawl space contractors to eliminate any mold and mildew, along with replacing any damaged portions of the building. If the building is old enough, there really isn’t much that you can do; however, this does not mean that you should simply sit back and wait for problems to begin to occur.
The best way to do this is by getting professional assistance from certified and experienced crawl space contractors, who know what steps to take to contain the excess moisture and eradicate the mold growth. One step in this direction is to get an encapsulation expert, who uses a special UV light to destroy mold spores while not damaging the wood structure of the walls and floor joists. In fact, encapsulation is so effective that there are now mold restoration systems available on the market that can be used by home owners themselves for the same results. Mold restoration is also a recommended step in order to protect other surfaces inside the crawl space from becoming contaminated by the fungus. These systems work by sealing off the crawl space, which prevents moisture and contaminants from penetrating into the rest of the house.
Of course, there are times when you need to turn to the professionals for more extensive crawl space solutions. There are many different methods for encapsulation, and they include everything from drywall to fiberglass insulation. With new technology also coming out every month, the number of possible solutions has increased over the years. Therefore, when it comes to dealing with contractors, whether you need a simple repair or something more complex, you will want to ensure that you find the best contractors possible.