Mold and Musty Odors in Your Crawl Space

Mold growth and musty odors are very common problems in most unfinished crawl spaces. Not only are they a nuisance, but they can cause health problems for you and your family. Even though your crawl space is below your house, any contaminants in that space can enter your main living areas and impact your home’s health.  

Don’t let mold and musty odors disrupt your home life. Contact us today to see why customers throughout Tennessee, western North Carolina, and north Georgia rely on us for a safe and healthy home.  

How to Identify Mold and Musty Odors

Mold can quickly grow in places where there is high humidity. There are many different kinds of mold that typically appear as dirt or powdery patches on the walls, floor joists, or any other surface in your crawl space. When the mold starts to grow, it often gives off a musty smell that can also be an indicator of a moisture problem. 

The stack effect allows any air inside your crawl space to push up through the floorboards and enter your home. If you notice any foul smells in your home and can’t identify the source, it could be coming from your crawl space.  

Keep Your Crawl Space Dry & Healthy

There are temporary solutions to get rid of the mold and musty odors, but you must get rid of the moisture issues in order to permanently solve the problem. Mold cannot grow without moisture and humidity, which is why it’s important to waterproof your crawl space to keep it completely dry and free from water damage. 

Crawl space encapsulation

Rely on the Experts at American Foundation & Waterproofing

We’ve helped many customers keep their crawl spaces clean and healthy to avoid mold growth and foul smells. To protect your crawl space and your home, contact us today to schedule your free inspection!