Crawford Basements LLC

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What Causes Mold in Crawlspace?

Homeowners often do not give much attention to crawl spaces and basements, which makes these places prone to mold, bacteria, and other foreign particles. We tend to forget that, an unhealthy crawl space will ultimately worsen the overall living condition of our home as a lot of air we breathe in comes from the spaces below our homes.

Crawford Basements provides all forms of services for restoring crawl spaces and basements. In Altmar, Lyons, Marion, and Rochester, our team is trained to combat moisture issues, just give us a call at 585-209-5577 or contact us online.

Causes of Mold in Rochester Homes

• Absence of Insulation- Crawl spaces should be properly insulated to keep moisture away. Plastic or foamed vapor barriers help to seal hidden openings and make sure air and moisture do not enter the space. So, if your crawl space is not insulated yet, this is the first step to prevent mold.
• Leaks and Cracks- There can be hairline cracks and leaks in the foundation walls or floors which seep water inside your crawl space.
Call a restoration company to detect and fix these underlying leaks.
• Improper Access Door Insulation- If the access door of your crawl space is not insulated properly, rainwater or groundwater can easily seep inside giving birth to molds and bacteria.
• Broken Gutters- A broken gutter or downspouts can flood your crawl space during rain, which will inevitably create moisture and thrive molds in a very short period.

Moisture and humidity are breeding ground for mold and bacteria, once you make sure your crawl space is moisture-free, you will have nothing to worry about. At Crawford Basements, our team goes through vigorous training to combat moisture issues in the crawl spaces and basements.

We repair foundation cracks, install sump pumps for crawl space insulation, and provide moisture control services to provide our customers with a healthy and dry crawl space. Just call us at 585-209-5577 and we will help you in the best way possible!