Grow Flowers, Not Mold!

It’s raining again! That shouldn’t be a surprise. If you feel like you have seen more clouds than sun, you are correct. And it isn’t just the clouds effecting us, it’s the amazing amount of rain. According to the weather.gov website, (click here) we have already had 18.5 inches of rain in the last two months, putting Atlanta almost 10 inches above average. And it’s raining again today.

I was recently doing an inspection in a crawl space and I was overwhelmed the moment I opened the access door. Wet, humid and smelly air kicked me in the face as soon as the door was opened. The space was unhealthy overall and a hotbed for mold . The floor joists and sub floor had moisture content well above average and growth was evident on almost every surface.

Moldy floor joists
Moldy floor joists in a damp crawlspace.

After 18+ inches of rain in two months, we know all of this water is going someplace. Perhaps your basement or crawlspace. Have you noticed yourself sniffing the air a bit more and asking the question, “Can you smell that?” There are many reasons you may be sniffing out the truth!

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2 thoughts on “Grow Flowers, Not Mold!”

  1. Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    1. I am glad that you found this short article helpful! Yes, please forward it! I was recently in another crawlspace after a large rain (tropical storm) and the exact same thing had taken place. Unlike flowers, the growth and “blossoming” of mold sure doesn’t take long. Again, thank you for your kind words and response. Feel free to forward to anyone and everyone…this is my advertising!

      Dale

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