SFW Construction is a Portland Mold Contractor that specializes in Crawlspace and basement mold removal in Portland, Oregon. Basements and crawlspaces are very common spaces in your home where mold growth can occur. Most people spend little time in unfinished basements, and they rarely if ever go into their crawlspace. Often this can lead to mold growth and infestations that can go unchecked for quite some time. Which means these issues can have already grown significantly. SFW Construction is the premier mold contractor in the Northwest. We specialize in mold detection, testing, and removal.
The predominant cause of crawlspace mold is due to moisture and humidity. Crawlspaces are located between your floor system and the earth surrounded by your foundation. If there is any standing water in your crawlspace area that is a bad sign. Water could be seeping around your foundation footings or the groundwater level may be high. These moisture conditions are optimal for fostering mold growth. Mold only needs components to begin a growth cycle, moisture being one, and a food source like framing lumber being the other.
Basements are another area of your home that has a high likelihood of discovering mold. Cracks in your foundation walls can allow moisture to begin growing mold on your concrete or the back of your drywall in a finished space. The older your home is the greater the probability of foundation cracking to occur. Even condensation issues due to improper venting and HVAC conditions can be conducive to mold growth. Standing water, or flooding, as a direct result of sump pump failure can also begin the cycle. Remember, sump pumps require electricity. Make sure to inspect your basement if you lose power in a storm for any significant length of time.
If you have observed any of these signs, or just want to seek the advice of a professional, SFW Construction is the mold company to call. We are the company Northwest homeowners trust for crawlspace mold removal. Call us today to schedule a mold inspection, or to get on or schedule for cleaning and removal.