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

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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.

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TESTIMONIALS

Northwest Crawl Space Services is family-owned right here in the Pacific Northwest. With years of experience, we’re licensed and bonded and always prioritize our customer’s satisfaction. Please read some of our 5-star reviews from our happy customers.

Myong Soo Kim
Myong Soo Kim
9 March 2023
Exceed their promises..excellent communication and great crew. Highly recommend.
Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts
9 March 2023
Rob and crew from NW Crawl Space did full remediation for our crawl space and attic, after finding evidence of rodents (mice) in both areas. Removed old crawl space insulation & vapor barrier, replaced heat-ducts that were damaged, & vacuumed out attic insulation and debris. Sealed openings in both areas to prevent rodents from returning. Traps set, with rodent control plan. Highly recommended!
Emily Davis
Emily Davis
3 March 2023
Northwest Crawl Space Services has been honest, professional, easy to work with, and has done excellent work on my home. I first approached the company looking for someone to reinsulate and clean out my mud room crawlspace-- it is an addition to the house and is open-air. Lior came by and noted that because NWCSS specializes in fiberglass insulation, they wouldn't be able to work on this part of my house, because it would require spray foam insulation to truly be rat and weather proofed. I really appreciated this up front honesty-- two previous contractors had given me bids to reinsulate with fiberglass, never mentioning the need for spray foam, and never saying that they wouldn't be able to do a proper job. I would have paid money to some other company for a shoddy, inappropriate "solution" if Lior had not filled me in. Lior even recommended some other companies to call that specialize in spray foam! After this helpful and informative experience, I knew right away when I discovered signs of rats in my main basement crawlspace that I wanted NWCSS to be the ones to work on the problem. Lior came by to check it out and did a very thorough inspection. His manner with clients is excellent-- I never felt like my questions were being dismissed. We set a date for a crew to come by to replace rat-infested insulation, remove the improperly installed vapor barrier, clean out debris, and reinstall vapor barrier to industry standards. The crew, Patrick and Chandler, were friendly, polite, and happy to answer questions. Savannah in the office has also been very friendly and quick to answer my questions regarding logistics and payment. Overall, my experience was excellent and I will re-hire NWCSS when it comes time to reinsulate and clean out my attic crawlspace.
jan ostrovsky
jan ostrovsky
6 February 2023
Matan gave us a fair estimate for the crawl space re-insulation and screening, and the work was done promptly. I was pleasantly surprised when the final bill came in about 15% UNDER the estimate. It’s nice to deal with a company which has the integrity to pass those savings on.
Dan Huang
Dan Huang
26 January 2023
Northwest Crawl Space is a trustful company to work with. They helped me install the French drain, replace the insulation and vapor barrier. Matan and his stuff did a great job. They will carefully protect your home when performing the job, clean the waste after the work is done, and come back to inspect if the work is good.
Scott Taylor
Scott Taylor
17 December 2022
We had Northwest crawlspace come out to inspect our crawlspace and they identify a lot of standing water as well as rodent activity in the insulation. As a result, we needed a full clean out of our crawlspace and new insulation, vapor barrier, drain and sump pump. The crew was professional, friendly and fast. The work was extremely well done, we recently had them come out to check everything and the technician confirmed it was one of the best installs he had seen. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Ricardo Salvatierra
Ricardo Salvatierra
16 December 2022
My experience with this company has been amazing. Lior (the owner) goes above and beyon every single aspect, super professional and always providing the best advice to avoid unnecessary expenses. They did the whole work in my crawlspace, sump pump, french drain, vapor barrier, etc... and results are great, 0 moisture. I would definitely recommend it.
Torrey Olsen
Torrey Olsen
15 December 2022
Lior and his NW Crawl Space Services team were everything we expected in professionals! They were on time, neat, though, communicative, polite, did the job as promised and then checked back with us as promised again to ensure that the job was done!
Wayne Appler
Wayne Appler
18 November 2022
I had Northwest Crawl Space Services remove all my rodent infested insulation and vapor barrier. They cleaned & disinfected my crawl and installed all new insulation and a sealed vapor barrier. The workers were very diligent and and skilled in their methods. I was given a quote up front and feel that I received a quality job that was worth every penny. I am beyond pleased with the company and would highly recommend them to everyone.

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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