Michael Bains, the president of Mold Inspection Sciences, still gets mold on his hands. He had to put on the full Hazmat suit and respirator to go into a very nasty and very moldy crawl space today. Check out these pics. It’s fun seeing Michael all suited up and then looking at the moldy crawl space he literally had to crawl into. If you knew Michael, you would be laughing with me.
We often find mold problems in crawl spaces underneath homes. A little mold growth in a crawl space is usually no big deal, but this house had a lot of mold underneath it from a ground water and drainage issue. When a lot of water gets into a crawl space either from ground water, flooding, or a plumbing leak, mold will grow. Mold growth in a crawl space can affect the air quality of the living spaces above the affected area. Airborne mold spores can get into the home from the crawlspace through voids in the flooring, pipe penetrations, and air conditioning and heating systems. Any time you have a plumbing leak or drainage issue under your home, you should get a mold inspection professional to inspect the situation and test your home.