crawl space mold removal

Crawl Space Mold Removal

The crawl space is one of the most common areas that mold will grow in the home. The average homeowner does not routinely check the crawl space, so if the humidity is elevated, or if there is standing water in the crawl space this will go unnoticed. In the presence of high humidity, mold can grow as quickly as 24 hours and spread throughout the entire area beneath the structure. Due to this, homeowners will not discover the crawl space mold until it’s too late and the damages have grown to a significant size. 

At First Response, we remove all mold from your crawl spaces and prevent future damages from occurring. We offer 24/7 emergency mold removal services, 365 days a year, so we can treat and remove all traces of mold from your property quickly and efficiently. If you’ve recently discovered mold in your crawl space, call First Response today!

Crawl Space Mold Removal

24/7 Emergency Services

Our Crawl Space Removal Process

Assessment Of The Damages

After receiving your emergency mold removal call, our professional IICRC Certified technicians will arrive on-site and conduct an initial assessment of the mold damages. This assessment will allow the technicians to get a better idea and scope of the damages which will allow a more seamless removal process.

Containment 

To ensure the mold does not spread to other areas of the home, we will set up containment in the crawl space to control the damages. We will also use large plastic sheets to collect the mold debris once it has been scraped off or removed from the surfaces of the crawl space. 

Remove & Clean

After we have set up containment, and are fully suited up in protective gear, we will begin removing the mold from the structure. If needed, we may have to remove insulation or deteriorated wood that has been affected by the mold. After all visible mold has been removed, we will use a cleaning agent to clean the affected area and ensure all trace of mold has been removed. In addition, we will use air scrubbers to remove mold spores from the air.

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Preventing Other Damages

We will apply an antimicrobial treatment to the affected areas that will prevent future mold growth. Our team will also ensure that all water damages have been properly remediated, so mold will not return. 

Causes Of Mold In The Crawl Space

In most cases, crawl space mold is caused by excessed water or elevated humidity levels. Due to the location of the crawl space, it is extremely susceptible to exposure to water because it is so close to the ground. Many homes across Columbia will have a protective layer of plastic that will act as a barrier, but some homes are missing this protective plastic. If the crawl space does not have the protective layer of plastic the groundwater and moisture from the dirt can contaminate the crawl space and create the perfect breeding ground for mold.

What Our Customers Are Saying

 

Wesley McManus
Wesley McManus
19:00 30 Sep 19
First Response is a first class operation. They have assisted our company and myself multiple times over the years; ranging from storm damage of projects under construction, a flooded bathroom, burst hot water heaters, mold clean-up and future mitigation in rental properties, and the delivery and rental of equipment used to self perform jobs. Their response times are incredibly fast and their staff has proven themselves to be courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. Going the extra mile is just what they do!!!I cant recommend them enough.
Christopher Livingston
Christopher Livingston
14:39 27 Sep 19
Excellent service all around! Response time was under 30 mins. If you ever have Water,Fire, Mold damage or even storm damage call First Response ! They can and will handle anything small or large !!
james johnson
james johnson
14:38 27 Sep 19
Awesome company to work for. Love all of my managers and bosses. I look forward to a great day everyday at work, which I really do have a great day. Awesome work environment. Our customers are always satisfied with any work that we do for them whether it’s a fire, water, or mold damage, we always get things done in a timely manner and our customers are always happy from beginning until the end. I highly highly recommended our company for any needs that you possibly have because we are just the best at what we do 😁
Joe Berendzen
Joe Berendzen
13:13 27 Sep 19
First Response was quick to send a representative out and immediately started working. The entire process was handled professionally and the employees were very knowledgeable of the work being done. I will use First Response again if needed and I have referred their work to family and friends.
Luke Godwin
Luke Godwin
11:59 27 Sep 19
First Response is a great locally owned restoration company. Fire or water damage they are professional in every way and are quick to repair damage. I trust them to take care of my home if I have any type of unforeseen damage.
Wes Shull
Wes Shull
01:17 29 Jul 19
Jason Snyder is awesome. I can’t say enough about him. He always goes out of his way for his customers to make sure jobs are performed awesome and in a timely manner. This company is high recommended!!!
Wes Shull
Wes Shull
01:17 29 Jul 19
Jason Snyder is awesome. I can’t say enough about him. He always goes out of his way for his customers to make sure jobs are performed awesome and in a timely manner. This company is high recommended!!!
Ryan Lucas
Ryan Lucas
22:02 13 Jun 17
First class service! My only regret was not calling them 4 or 5 hours earlier. Brian, Chris, and team were quick to assess the situation and work with me on a custom remediation plan. They explained everything, including pros and cons of the various options, clearly and completely. I hope I never need this type of service again. But, if I do, I know who to call.
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kids toys
15:01 21 Feb 17
Great service, after math recovery was great.
Stephen Shales
Stephen Shales
16:14 17 Aug 15
I have not had to used their services but I have met their staff and feel very confident they would do what they say they will do.
Amanda Duke
Amanda Duke
21:08 20 Nov 12
First Response did a superior job of remediating water damage to my home. They were the second company that I called but the only one that I will call in the future. They take their jobs seriously and completely understand the meaning and value of delivering outstanding service. Not only did they correct the problems created by the first remediation company, but they went above and beyond to ensure that their work was done properly and expertly. Robert and Josh and the entire team earn my highest recommendations for service and expertise.
Christina Myers
Christina Myers
19:53 31 Oct 12
May 31, 2012 my husband and I were notified that we were being forced to move out of our home, at no fault of our own. Needless to say, this news caused a lot of stress for us! My employer, Robert Pulliam - President of First Response, understood the emotions I was going through and offered the company's services to assist in the process of moving. He also allowed me the time off needed to prepare for the move. My husband and I worked diligently over the next month to have everything packed up and ready to be moved out. On the afternoon of June 29th, Robert and a couple of our co-workers came to our home and moved everything out. It was such a tremendous blessing to have the extra man-power!! First Response has extraordinary leadership and support staff, and I am certainly proud to be part of such an amazing group of people!
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Signs Of Crawl Space Mold

If crawl space mold is caught early, you can prevent further contamination throughout the entire home. Mold can grow very quickly if given the proper environment, so it’s important to act quickly at the first sign of mold to prevent property and health damages. 

 

The most common sign of crawl space mold is the presence of unexplained allergy symptoms. This may include a runny nose, itchy or irritated eyes, migraines, or a sore or itchy throat. The symptoms are very common signs of a mold allergy. If you are experiencing unexplained allergy symptoms, call First Response and we will set up a mold inspection and test.

signs of crawl space mold

3 Tips To Prevent Crawl Space Mold 

  1. Ensure the crawl space has proper ventilation. We suggest at least 1 sqft of ventilation for every 150 sqft of the crawl space. A well ventilated will promote faster drying if excess water does enter the space, which will prevent mold growth.
  2. Make sure the plastic sheet in the crawl space is covering all of the dirt and goes up a few inches along the wall. If multiple sheets of plastic are needed, make sure there is an adequate amount of overlay. 
  3. Adjust the gutter downspout to drain at least 6 feet away from the property. If the downspouts are not pointing at least 6 feet away, water can pool at the foundation and find it’s way into the crawl space.
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