Mold Remediation and Removal Services

Protect your family and preserve the integrity of your home with our specialized mold remediation and removal services. At Northwest Crawl Space Services, we understand the serious health risks and structural damage that mold growth in your home’s crawl space and attic can pose. With our proven treatment methods and expert team, we effectively eliminate mold while pinpointing and addressing the root cause of the issue. Trust us to safeguard your home and loved ones from the dangers of mold, ensuring a healthier and safer living environment for years to come.

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What is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp and humid environments, making your home’s crawl space and attic particularly vulnerable areas. It reproduces through tiny spores that float through the air and can settle on various surfaces, where they can begin to grow and spread rapidly if conditions are favorable. Mold growth is not only unsightly but also poses serious health risks to you and your family.

what is mold

The main types of molds commonly found indoors

The risks of mold growth in your crawl space and attic

Structural Damage

Mold can compromise the structural integrity of your home by feeding on organic materials such as wood, insulation, and drywall. Over time, mold growth can weaken these materials, leading to structural damage and costly repairs.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Mold spores released into the air can circulate throughout your home, contaminating indoor air and reducing air quality. Inhalation of mold spores can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and other respiratory issues, especially in individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Odors and Stains

Mold growth often produces musty odors and unsightly stains on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. These odors can be difficult to eliminate and may persist even after the mold has been removed, affecting the comfort and livability of your home.

Health Risks

Prolonged exposure to mold can have serious health consequences, including allergic reactions, asthma exacerbation, sinusitis, and fungal infections. Certain types of mold, such as Stachybotrys chartarum (black mold), can produce mycotoxins that can cause neurological symptoms and other severe health issues.

Reasons for Mold growth in crawl space and attic

Identifying and addressing these underlying causes is essential for preventing mold growth in crawl spaces and attics and maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Regular inspections, proper maintenance, and moisture control measures can help mitigate the risk of mold infestations in these areas of the home.

Our Proven Mold Remediation Process

At Northwest Crawl Space Services, we understand the importance of a thorough and effective mold remediation process to ensure the safety and well-being of your home and family. Our proven approach combines advanced techniques, cutting-edge equipment, and experienced professionals to deliver exceptional results.

Inspection and Assessment

Our highly trained technicians begin by conducting a detailed inspection of your crawl space, attic, or affected area to assess the extent of the mold problem. We identify the type of mold present, determine the underlying causes of the infestation, and develop a tailored remediation plan.

When necessary, we carefully remove mold-contaminated materials from your crawl space or attic. This may include damaged insulation, wood, drywall, or other affected materials. Our technicians ensure safe handling and disposal of these materials to prevent further spread of mold.

Using advanced chemicals and industry-best practices, we apply specialized fungicides and antimicrobial agents to effectively remove mold from your crawl space or attic. These chemicals target and eliminate mold spores, ensuring thorough sanitation and preventing future growth.

As an additional preventive measure, we apply a mold inhibitor primer to surfaces in the crawl space or attic. This primer creates a protective barrier that helps to prevent mold regrowth, providing long-lasting protection for your home.

Our Reviews

Frank Hofford
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We recently hired Northwest Crawl Space Services to perform a complete remediation of our crawl space which had a rodent infestation. Lior initially came out and did a thorough assessment and explanation of what work needed to be done. He was very detailed in explaining all work that they would do and the subsequent follow up visits and warranty that was included in the price. The following week Robert and his crew came out to perform the work. They were punctual, courteous and extremely professional in every way. They took caution and care to make sure that the inside of our house was properly masked off and protected as they removed the entirety of the contaminated crawl space insulation etc. Robert provided me with detailed pictures of the finished work and as well as pictures of a couple water pipes that had very small leaks, which I greatly appreciated. As promised, Lior came back out two weeks later to inspect all work and make sure that there were no problems. I highly recommend Northwest Crawl Space Services!
Chris Holt
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I can not say enough good things about Northwest Crawl Space Services. Matan and his team were incredible to work with regarding our rodent infestation in our crawl space. From the bidding process, to the labor, to the follow up and communication, every aspect was professional and done correctly. I highly recommend this company for your crawl space needs.
Michael Hoiland
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Lior and his team were fantastic. They were cheaper than the big name companies and didn't try to upsell me to repairs that didn't need to be done. They took care of the problem quickly and were great with communication and photos of the project as it was being completed. They owner even did a follow up the next day to make sure the job was done correctly. I had a list of questions when the job was done and he already had them all addressed with pictures and videos of everything. They are locally owned and operated which is very important to me. Would highly recommend
Michael Hoiland
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NW Crawlspace is an exceptional company. Matan and his team are experts at repairing Crawlspaces and protecting you from rodent and water Intrusion.. Rob and Leonardo and the team take the quality of their work personally. They are going to do it right and come back to check it for you. We needed a total clean out and sump pump system installed.They worked super hard to have it done by Thanksgiving. We feel like we got a bargain after seeing all that was done. I recommend them if you want your crawlspace worked on or inspected. You will be glad you called them.
Michael Silva
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We had a sump pump fail and ended up with a crawlspace that had at least two feet of standing water. Matan of Northwest Crawlspace Services came out to inspect. After examination, he carefully explained our problem and his proposed solution using easy-to-understand, non-technical language, and then gave us a firm price quote. His professionalism made us feel very much at ease and gave us assurance that we were in good hands. The very next day, a worker was sent to pump the water out of the crawlspace so that work could begin. After the water was gone, a crew of three workers was dispatched to begin the work. Before doing anything, they took great care to install plastic sheeting to protect all of the walls and floors leading up to the crawl space access door. The crew worked diligently throughout the day and completed most of the work. Afterwards, they thoroughly cleaned up, leaving little sign that they had even been there. The following day, they came back to finish the work and replace some duct work that had been damaged by the flooding. A little later, a separate person (presumably a supervisor) came by to inspect the job. We are thoroughly satisfied by the work of Northwest Crawlspace Services and would highly recommend them to other homeowners.

Frequently asked questions

What type of mold is indicated by the presence of black patches or black dots?

The appearance of black patches or black dots in your attic or crawl space may indicate the presence of mold. Specifically, black mold, scientifically known as Stachybotrys chartarum, is commonly associated with such discoloration. Black mold can thrive in areas with excessive moisture and organic materials, posing potential health risks and requiring prompt remediation by professionals. While black mold is often associated with health concerns, it’s essential to note that not all molds of this color are necessarily Stachybotrys chartarum.

White discoloration observed in your attic or crawl space may suggest the presence of mold. Various types of mold, including Aspergillus and Penicillium species, can manifest as white or light-colored growth. While some molds of this color may not be as commonly associated with severe health risks as black mold, any mold growth in indoor environments can still pose potential health concerns, especially for individuals with allergies, asthma, or compromised immune systems.

To prevent mold growth, it’s crucial to address underlying moisture issues, improve ventilation, and maintain proper humidity levels in your home. Regular inspections, prompt repairs of water leaks, and adequate ventilation in high-moisture areas can help prevent mold recurrence.

While minor mold problems may be manageable for homeowners to address, extensive mold infestations or hidden mold growth often require professional remediation. Professional mold remediation companies have the expertise, equipment, and training to safely and effectively remove mold while minimizing the risk of exposure.

Yes, mold can regrow if underlying moisture issues are not addressed or if the remediation process is incomplete. To prevent mold recurrence, it’s crucial to identify and fix the source of moisture, improve ventilation, and implement preventative measures such as applying mold inhibitors or installing dehumidifiers.

Mold can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours in a damp environment with suitable conditions, such as high humidity and organic materials for food. Rapid mold growth can occur in as little as a few days to a week if moisture levels remain elevated. Promptly addressing water leaks, spills, or flooding is crucial to prevent mold growth in homes and buildings.

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