If you have mold you need a company that comes out and does that work and makes sure there is no more mold and that it is not in your vents, etc.this is dangerous to you and your family's health
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Does your crawl space have an earthen floor, or a concrete floor?
Is it heated or insulated?
It is important to first establish why mold has accumulated in the crawl space before just cleaning it up. You will want to target the cause first to ensure that it does not happen again.
Depending on where the mold is and how much of it there is would determine whether or not to have professionals come in and evaluate. They would be your best resource for mold remediation. They could also advise you on what you need to do to prevent future mold infestations.This is what they do for a living and have the training to tackle situations like yours.
First you have to deal with source of the mold and treat that. Vinegar is often used to eradicate mold in homes.
Here's a post that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G4lV2uelHg
First thing is a dehumidifier.then after the source is gone you can clean up. But with mold you might consider professionals because it is a health hazard. Unless you have all the protective gear I wouldn’t risk it.
Hi Micheal, here's some help I located on the web. I hope it's helpful.
Do you have air ventilation in your crawl space? Is there plastic under your home?
The underside of the house should get plenty of air!
Do not try to clean yourself or use bleach. This is a health & safety issue. Get professional & licensed mold inspector to check this out.
I would have a pro manage this issue as there’s a lot more going on that needs resolving on top of the mold.
Spray with vinegar. Scrub with a brush and wipe clean
Ventilate the area, and wipe down with Mr Mussel.
You will need to find the source of the damp first and first that first. You can buy a mold remover or use bleach.
Hi Michael. Here are some sites for getting rid of mold and mildew:
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Make sure you have ventilation and air movement in the crawl. Too many people block the vents not realizing moisture has no way to get out. Moisture with stagnant air will harbor mold growth. Depending how bad the mold is you may need a pro to remove it. Some use beads of dry ice and sandblast the mold. You can use a liquid mold cleaner in a garden sprayer.
You should place a plastic on the ground to prevent the mold, This is what I did https://www.hunker.com/13416104/should-you-put-plastic-under-your-house-in-the-crawl-space
Hi! Search for the source in case there is a leak or drainage problems. Set up a way for the air to circulate. Depends on how large an area and what type of mold for removing it. Some mold is toxic. Test it first. You can pick up a test kit or get it professionally done. Good luck and stay safe!
You would first need to get the water/dampness taken care of installing a small fan in one of your vents, installing a waterproof flooring, and maybe using Drylok paint on the concrete blocks. Once you have the fan in, i would spray down the space with vinegar in a large garden spray 1 to 2xs. If that doesn't take care of the mold you may need a remediator. I would be extra cautious as many furnace air intakes are in the crawl space so it can spread mold spores throughout the house..... then you would need to clean your ducts.
Hi Michael hope these help you out,
Spray with white vinegar and scrub.
Be careful with this one. If you do it yourself, I would wear a properly fitting half mask respirator with appropriate filters. The mold will have to be scraped and or vacuumed, I would use hepa filters in vac. Then wash areas with bleach water. very labor intensive. You could call a restoration contractor to do the work as they have PPE and are trained in mold removal.