June 1, 2021

Mold In Your Crawl Space Can Make You Sick!

Mold in your crawl space can have devastating consequences on your home—learn how to identify mold growth problems and what you can do about it.

Did you know that crawl spaces act as reservoirs for transmission of highly toxic mold spores? No kidding! Most people are very complacent when it comes to monitoring their home’s health, and this can have severe consequences from unpleasant odor to respiratory problems. It is important to identify how mold develops in the crawl space area, and also take proactive steps to combat the likelihood of any mold developing within your home or building. We’ll walk you through the entire phenomenon of how mold grows in your crawl space and what you can (and should) do about it!

The cause of mold growth within buildings is straightforward: damp indoor areas with high levels of humidity create an environment that promotes the breeding and development of mold. Because crawl spaces tend to be dark, narrow, and tight, these spaces are most likely to cause the growth of mold if adequate measures are not taken to combat this issue. A poorly constructed crawl space not only presents the possibility of contributing to a damp home but can also become a reservoir for fungal growth. This can be a scary situation, since air from the crawl space can easily travel upwards and into the living quarters of your home. This air can potentially carry mold and other fungal substances that pose a health hazard for everyone within the premises. 

According to a study, over 19% of homes demonstrated transmission of mold spores from the crawl space into the indoor environment. In most cases, the HVAC system of a building serves as a conduit for the transmission of mold spores from the crawl space to the indoor environment of a home. These mold spores can aggravate asthma, stimulate allergic reactions, and interfere with developmental and neurological processes in humans. Adequate measures must be taken to prevent and monitor mold risk—but how?

Shipshape is Your One-Stop Solution for Managing Your Home 

We’ll get straight to the point—Shipshape’s home monitoring solutions help you manage your home in a way that just isn’t realistic to do all by yourself. Our sensors help you keep track of your home’s temperature, humidity levels, presence of toxic compounds within the air, and so much more. If you’re aware of factors that might lead to mold growth, you’ll be in a good position to handle it before it gets out of control. Not only that, but we also provide comprehensive home automation solutions, complete with mobile applications and a virtual home assistant that empowers you to take control of your home’s health.

If you’d like to know more or want to get in touch, just give us a call! We’ll be glad to assist you as best as we can.

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