The best way to prevent mold is to eliminate moisture. The way your crawl space is built can go a long way to preventing mold. The biggest problem we find with residential construction is crawl space moisture and fungal or mold growth problems. Crawl spaces were originally designed to be left wide open which allowed for good air flow, so humidity and moisture wouldn't build up under them. Plus, the building materials were different. As we have changed, so have the design of homes, as well as the construction materials. Building codes have not changed for these crawl spaces for some reason and builders are just going by the building codes that they have, not realizing what problems are being caused in these crawl spaces.
We understand the modifications that may be necessary in a crawl space to stop these moisture problems, whether it is installing French drains or a sump pump to stop water intrusion problems, or installing closed crawl space systems (encapsulations), or installing a great moisture barrier to cover the moist ground. We have the right solution for you! All of our closed crawl space systems come with a mold-free guarantee, which no one else in the industry offers. We strive for perfection to offer you the best! Learn more about our encapsulated crawl space services.
Once we eliminate your mold issue, we want to make sure it does not come back. All mold remediation projects by Killingsworth get a fungicide treatment that will ensure that the mold will not grow back. They are able to withstand elevated moisture to a certain degree. You don't want to spend your hard earned money to clean the mold out of your crawl space or other affected areas and not protect the wood. In some cases, it is impossible to keep 100% of the moisture out of an area, so you have to treat that exposed wood so the fungus or mold will not return. It's kind of like building a deck or wooden fence and putting a water sealer on it to prevent the wood from getting ruined.
Contact Killingsworth for mold prevention in Charlotte NC.