A crawlspace is an area of limited height below the main level of your home. The purpose of a crawlspace is to promote air circulation through the home. It also allows easy access to plumbing, electrical and other maintenance components of your home. Most homeowners don't go down into their crawlspace unless something needs maintenance. However, it's important to check your crawlspace on a regular basis, especially if you suspect toxic mold issues in your home.
So the question becomes: can you detect toxic mold in your crawlspace?
While you may be able to smell the presence of something moldy in your crawlspace or visually see mold, there is no way to know (with 100% certainty) that what you're seeing or smelling is toxic mold unless you test for it. If you suspect mold, your #1 priority is to hire a mold expert and have that person perform air tests in different areas of the home.
In the long term, it's important to ensure that you have proper air ventilation in the crawlspace. This reduces the likelihood of toxic mold growth and reproduction in the long run. However, until you test for mold, you won't know what's in your crawlspace (or any other area of your home).
If you have any concerns about mold in your home, contact Steve at CNC Contractor Services (Email: Steve@cnccontractorservices.com) and we can schedule a phone consultation that will give you a step-by-step personalized mold plan that will guide you through what to do next.