Crawl spaces are often the source of musty odours and indoor air quality problems in Metro Vancouver homes due to mold and fungus.
Finding Crawl Space Mold in Metro Vancouver
Due to the dark and often damp conditions, crawl spaces can create a perfect situation for mold to grow. White, grey or black staining indicate mold problems in a crawl space. Crawl spaces with a musty odour or visible signs of moisture may contain elevated levels of mold and potentially create unsafe conditions in the living areas of the home. Leaking plumbing, past floods and inadequate drainage or vapour barriers are common issues that cause damp and musty crawl spaces. In many cases, air is transferred from crawl spaces into the home living areas and the musty odours can be detected inside the home.
Assessing Mold in Crawl Spaces or Musty Crawl Spaces
ABM Environmental can quickly determine if your crawl space is simply a minor musty odour or the sign of a more serious mold problem that could be causing extensive air quality problems and health issues. To understand the problem, the crawl space must the surveyed for moisture and water ingress issues. First, a thermal imaging camera scans the area of concern. This quickly and accurately locates sources of moisture. An evaluation of the temperature and relative humidity in various areas is done. The foundation and walls are surveyed for moisture to determine the moisture content of the surrounding materials to understand the extent of the problem.
Testing Crawl Space Mold Problems
Surface mold testing can find the species of mold present. Air samples can be taken to determine the levels of mold in the air of your home. ABM Environmental uses state of the art testing equipment to sample the air. Even hidden mold can be detected in the air sample. We identify the different types of mold and determine the exact quantity of mold in the air.
Moldy Crawl Space Solutions Vancouver BC
ABM Environmental specializes in assessing crawl spaces to come up with permanent solutions to resolve mold and moisture problems. Call us for a free phone consultation at (604) 568-5177 or fill out the Online Assessment Form to receive more information. See Mold Inspections & Testing to learn more about the ABM Environmental mold inspection process.