Crawlspace mold is usually a rare occurrence, but it sometimes becomes an issue in my real estate transactions.
Unfortunately, crawlspace mold became a personal issue for me in my own home recently.
While working on another issue, my plumber noticed moisture beneath one of my toilets while working in my crawlspace.
We decided to remove the toilet to see what was causing the toilet to leak.
When my plumber removed the toilet, we discovered that it had been improperly installed and had been slowly leaking for the past three years.
Suspecting possible crawlspace mold, I contacted Ness, LLC, the leading mold remediation company in our area, and asked them to assess the damage.
Ness, LLC’s technicians came to my home and confirmed the existence of black mold around the base of the toilet.
I gave them my approval to make the repairs and they were on the job the same day.
Prior to beginning the repairs, Ness, LLC sealed the entire bathroom with plastic sheeting and set up air evacuation systems to prevent any mold spores from escaping into the rest of my home.
Then, they removed the tile flooring and subfloor in the toilet closet area, replaced the damaged subfloor, and treated the surrounding area with mold killing chemicals.
They also installed additional framing beneath the subfloor at no extra charge.
Then, my plumber reset the toilet (properly!) and my tile contractor replaced the tile flooring.
These crawlspace mold repairs were completed within a few days at a cost of about $1,500.
Mold is a serious issue that must be remediated properly by a licensed professional.
Based on my personal experiences, I recommend you have someone check your crawlspace for plumbing leaks at least once a year to avoid crawlspace mold problems.
If you suspect crawlspace mold in your home, call Ness, LLC at (208)466-7594 for a free evaluation of your problem.