Crawl Spaces

Mold Contamination In Crawl Spaces

Experts agree to disagree about the significance of mold contamination in crawl spaces. Generally, a crawl space is a dank and moldy place. For some experts that is perfectly okay, but I don’t agree with this. If a mold problem in a crawl space is left unattended, it will eventually become a problem in the living areas above it. Our company has collected thousands of mold samples; and I am the person who generally reviews the laboratory findings, and I have seen this happen. I write the reports based on our inspections and the lab analyses. When you have this kind of volume you see it all.

I have seen families move from their homes to hotels. Eventually their own insurance company experts conclude that the source of the mold problem in the living areas is the crawl spaces.

I recall one case in particular. Our client had a washing machine overflow and it flooded her house. Her insurance company immediately responded. In record time, the flood and the damage to her living areas was history.

About a year later, our client said she took out a credit line against her home. She wanted to do some remodeling that included re-piping the entire residence with copper plumbing. The plumber started sawing areas of the walls where the new plumbing would be installed, but he started feeling ill. Before long our client and children evacuated the house.

It turned out that when the washing machine overflowed, the water had also flooded the crawl space. When the insurance company contractors did all of their fine work indoors, they did nothing to the crawl space. With little ventilation, the mold continued to amplify. By the time our company was called to visit the premises, we had to use masks and Tyvek wear.

This particular experience taught me that while crawl spaces may not immediately grab your attention or require the immediate cleanup of a living area, you cannot long ignore a crawl space mold issue without having to deal with the consequences.

Don’t risk exposure to toxic contaminants. If you suspect that you have toxic contaminants in your house, give Bye Bye Mold a call 24/7 at 800.686.1992.

Click HERE to request a mold consultation.


  • Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen getting results without overpowering stuff
    But the Diamondbacks, for all intents and purposes, have just one reliever that fits this mold: right-hander Archie Bradley. Their bullpen has an average fastball velocity of 92.9 mph, the fourth-lowest in the majors, according to FanGraphs. That hasn't stopped them from going to the pitch often; their ...
  • What Mold Looks Like in Air Vents System
    How To Remove Mold Safely: Mold Remediation (Walls) - Duration: 1:14. Happengroup 683 views · 1:14 · Ladder Safety Video: How To Use Ladders Safety - Duration: 2:14. Happengroup 370 views · 2:14 · Slips, Trips, and Falls : Causes Safety Training Video - Duration: 1:03. Happengroup 1,571 views.
  • Carnegie Building slated for repairs
    Air scrubbers are located throughout the Carnegie Building on Broad Street to address the possibility of mold issues that have resulted from a bad roof that will be replaced over the course of the next six months. Government employees in the building will be relocated to 519 Broad St. during the roofing ...
  • Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 9 to April 14
    Sweet peppers were found with a mold-like growth. A Stop Sale was issued. A live rodent was found in the storage area. A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. This included: eggplant 45°F, ham 43°F, shredded mozzarella cheese 54°F, sausage 47°F, tomato ...
  • Tire Mold Market Share, Growth By Top Company, Geographical Region, Application, Driver ...
    Tire Mold Market assesses the latest trend and opportunities available in the market and describes the dynamic factors which will be considerable for growth of the market. Also, Tire Mold market growth has been forecasted for the year 2018 to 2022. Being more descriptive Tire Mold market report ...
  • Betty Moon breaks the mold as she glides through with "Parachute"
    Armed with a vocal style that is undeniable, Betty Moon caught my attention instantly as I hit play on her "Parachute" record. The rollicking record takes inspiration from funk, 70s soul music, and rock. To be honest, it's better heard than written about.
  • Glass Mold Market 2018-2023: Analysed by Business Growth, Development Factors, Applications ...
    The Global Glass Mold market report 2018 provides comprehensive analysis of Glass Mold Production, Supply, Sales and Demand of the Glass Mold Industry. The purpose of the Glass Mold Market report is to support beginner as well as existing players in gaining insightful business intelligence and ...
  • In-mold Automotive Labels Market: Production, Capacity Utilization Rate, Ex-Factory Price ...
    In-mold Automotive Labels Market Report Deliver an in-depth assessment of the In-mold Automotive Labels including qualifying Technologies, Key trends, Market drivers, Challenges, Standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain. The In-mold ...
  • Mold Inhibitors Market to Grow at a CAGR of 3.12% Globally by 2023
    Global Mold Inhibitors market that picked up a higher benefit of USD 1.66 Billion by the year 2017 presently set to achieve USD 1.99 Billion over the forecast period till 2023 growing at a CAGR of 3.12%. The aim of the Mold Inhibitors market report is to examine most recent market inclination that will ...
  • GH Tool, Mold Recognized By Boeing
    GH Tool & Mold, Washington, recently was named as a recipient of the 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. ... Founded in 1983, GH Tool & Mold is well-respected within the die cast tooling, aerospace and general machining industries for its consistent ability to provide partners with a ...