Crawl spaces are prime breeding grounds for fungus. Fungus grows when wood and moisture meet and can be dangerous if not treated. In the Southeast, humidity levels are high, thus creating a major problem for several crawl spaces in the area.
There are two main types of fungus that may develop in your crawl space:
- White fungus- this is caused by consistently wet wood (ex: standing water or leaking pipes)
- Brown fungus- this thrives in high moisture or humid environments
Fungus, if not treated, can cause several problems for homeowners. Once fungus is present in your crawl space, it can leak into the air of the home, causing illness to you and your family. Unhealthy air is especially dangerous to individuals with respiratory illnesses such as asthma and allergies.
Fungus in your crawl space can also compromise the structure of your home. Fungus can weaken the wood, causing it to bend, which can lead to costly repairs.
Whether your crawl space fungus is caused by standing water, ground evaporation or high moisture outdoor air, JDC Pest Control can help. We offer specialized wood treatment to prevent and eliminate fungus in your crawlspace.
Contact us today at 615-848-0025 to learn more or receive a quote.