Exposed Crawlspace Develops Mold
This crawl space was wide open to the elements. As often happens, moist outdoor air enters this area resulting in high indoor relative humidity levels, and in turn, this sets the stage for mold growth.
Unfortunately, mold formed on the damp insulation, contaminating it. Because the insulation is porous, once contaminated, it is not salvageable and needs to be removed. The homeowner will be installing new insulation after the mold problem is resolved.
Mold on Wood
We first treated the affected areas by applying our EPA-registered anti-microbial called MAPS 1. This application attacks mold on a cellular level and immediately kills it. Next, we used our mold stain remover and scrubbed away all the mold growth throughout the area.
After Mold Treatment
Afterward, we applied our patented sealant called MAPS 2. MAPS 2 is a moisture-sensitive application that encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and renders it harmless, inert, and non-allergenic. One of the best features of MAPS 2 is that it will reactivate whenever it gets wet to prevent future mold growth.
Installation of Everlast Door to Keep Out Mold
We also installed an Everlast vent door cover to help block off the crawl space from outside air and moisture. These doors are made with a hard durable plastic that is installed against wood framing or masonry. We recommend these vent covers because they are virtually impermeable to the outdoor elements, and, unlike wood vents, they will not rot, warp, or crack, and they never need to be painted.