Mold is everywhere! It is simply unavoidable. It is in the air we breath and around us at all times.
Some molds are good and advantageous – mold puts the bleu in Bleu Cheese, they make wine better, and enable the healing properties of penicillin to work it’s magic in our bodies.
Unfortunately, there are thousands of bad molds – some of which can exacerbate existing medical conditions while other molds can be quite toxic and/or deadly.
Symptoms That May Indicate a Mold Problem
From the EPA’s web site: “Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.”
If you think you have a mold problem, removing, or remediating mold, is a job for professionals like those at Atlantic Corp.. Experts in the field serving Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and all of central and coastal North Carolina since 2006.
The weather conditions here in the humid southeast are perfect for mold growth, especially in homes with vented crawl spaces. The team at CrawlSpaces.org have completed extensive scientific studies of the impact of weather conditions on mold growth in our region. After several years of study they concluded:
For many decades, building codes and conventional wisdom have prescribed ventilation with outside air as the primary method of moisture control in crawl spaces. In the humid Southeast, however, ventilation with outside air only makes moisture problems worse.
And, where there is plenty of moisture and warmth, mold is sure to grow!
If you would like more insight into the matter, we invite you to watch the following 7 minute video. In the video the team at CrawlSpaces.org share results of a study they conducted in the summer of 2002 that compared the moisture and humidity levels outdoors, to wall vented crawl spaces, and closed crawl spaces. The outcomes make a compelling case for why you should consider sealing the crawl space in your home or business to prevent mold growth.
Chief Findings of the Crawl Space Study
- Closed crawl spaces stay significantly drier than wall vented crawl spaces
- Foundation vents add excess moisture to the crawl space during humid weather
- Ground vapor retarders themselves do not keep crawl spaces dry enough to prevent mold growth
Effectively Remove Mold in Your Home, Business, or Crawl Space
The team here at Atlantic Corp. are certified and insured to effectively remove mold from your home, business or crawl space and to seal your crawl space to prevent future mold growth.
Based in the Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Atlantic Corp. is a well established WBE that specializes only in this type of environmental services and restoration!
Atlantic Corp. is a long-standing member of the National Association of Mold Professionals. You can learn more about our credentials on the about us page.
If you think you have a mold problem we encourage you to contact us today. We offer free estimates and are happy to share references of past customers upon request.