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Madison, AL – Crawl Space Repair Expert Explains What Causes Crawl Space Fungus

SYNOPSIS: A short article on the causes of fungus in a crawl space and how to precent fungus from growing in your crawl space in the first place so you can protect your family, visitors and pets too.

Protect Your Family and Visitors from Fungus

BY: Shawn Levie, Southern Crawl Space

What Causes Crawl Space FungusMany crawl spaces in Madison experience fungus growth, especially those that have previously flooded and those without the protection of LumberKote™ installed. Fungus growth may also occur if water saturation levels reach 70% or higher. High humidity levels in Madison are not uncommon. This can lead to dampness and moisture in the soil of the crawl space and ultimately, fungus growth.

What is Fungus?

A fungus is a group of spore-producing organisms that feed on organic matter. Mold is one example of a type of fungi that often grows inside a confined crawl space.

Fungi can grow in conspicuous places which often makes it difficult to detect. Homeowners must really search high and low to ensure the crawl space is free of fungus growth. The fungus often has grown to substantial proportions by the time it’s noticed by homeowners -unless regular maintenance service is scheduled with Southern Crawl Space.

Why Fungus Grows in the Crawl Space

Fungus in the crawl space is very common in Madison homes. It’s common because the crawl space has the three things that fungus needs to thrive:

  1. Humidity
  2. Warm temperatures
  3. Food source

Humidity levels need only reach 70% to create pristine conditions for fungus growth.  Once humidity levels reach this percentage and fungus growth begins, taming it often requires professional help since DIY usually fails.

Flooding and water leaks often cause humidity in the crawl space. Flooding can also cause fungus in the crawl space. Add in the hot summer weather in Madison and fungus has everything it needs to thrive. High humidity makes the air hotter and the ground cooler, making your crawl space vulnerable to damage. Mold needs nothing more than a wood food source to survive,

How to Prevent Fungus Growth in the Crawl Space

A dry crawl space is dependent on a homeowner’s ability to keep out water, moisture, and dampness. Our LumberKote™ waterproofing in Madison provides an innovative, affordable waterproofing solution that helps prevent fungus growth.

Additional tips to win the fight against fungus growth in your crawl space:

  • Monitor moisture content in the crawl space
  • Install Vapor Barriers and/or LumberKote™ for added protection and peace of mind
  • Maintain humidity levels around 60% in the crawl space

We can help protect your crawl space against moisture, dampness, and fungus growth. Give us a call to learn more about our services or to schedule a free crawl space inspection.

Southern Crawl Space offers moisture control services, including basement and crawlspace waterproofing, drainage system installation, and vapor barrier installation. SCS guarantees to fix your moisture issues permanently. Our trained team of technicians utilizes only the best solutions for your basement or crawlspace. We are proud to offer LumberKote™ and MaxxBarrier™ waterproofing sealers by WatsonSeal. We are Alabama’s ONLY Watson Seal Authorized Dealer.

If you have a service request, give us a call. We will happily provide a free inspection and service estimate.

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