Mold Prevention

Mold Prevention Is All About Moisture Control

Examining molds in South Carolina

Mold, a type of fungus, comes in many species and colors. Some types will cause rot-damage to framing.

Mold is not always visible. Nevertheless, its spores, or “seeds,” are pretty much everywhere. In order to become active (breathe, eat, and grow), however, they need two other things: food and moisture.

Food is easy. Mold is happy to dine on just about any organic material, including wood, drywall, paper and cardboard, some types of fabric and carpet, and even dirt.

Moisture, however, is not – at least not if homeowners take some steps to control it.

At New Age Contractors, we’ve been helping homeowners rid their homes of mold since 2009. We will inspect your home and provide the necessary suggestions. Call us at 1-844-676-4349 or email us for help with your mold problems.

10 Ways to Stop Mold Growth


After remediation, installing a top-quality waterproofing system (when necessary) and dehumidifier, such as the Sani-Dry, will keep your crawl space rid of the moisture that mold needs to thrive.

  • Circulate the air and keep the relative humidity at 65 percent or less. A top quality dehumidifier is the best way to accomplish this.
  • Fix leaky plumbing and exterior sources of water. This often includes gutter and downspout repairs, re-grading around the house perimeter, and if persistent groundwater is the problem, an interior drainage system and sump pump.
  • Seal crawlspace vents, and doors, air-seal gaps and cracks at the sill plate and rim joists.
  • Install and use exhaust vents in the kitchen, bathrooms and at the clothes dryer.
  • Insulate pipes, ducts, and other cool surfaces upon which water vapor can condense.
  • Watch out for dampness, moisture, and leaks in the areas that are likely to produce mold, such as inside closets, inside cabinets near sinks, around toilet bases, under appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, and plumbing pipes.
  • Clean whole-house humidifiers regularly and only run them when necessary.
  • Avoid storing newspapers, old books, furniture, and scrap wood in basements.
  • Seal cracks and fit your sump pit with a lid. Encapsulate your crawlspace using a vapor barrier across the floor and up the walls and make sure to tape all seams.
  • Have AC equipment serviced regularly. An evaporator coil, which is often damp, can otherwise become a source of mold.

Bring in the professionals at New Age Contractors, to get rid of all those ugly and gross mold spores on your crawl space wall! There's a very good chance that the air your family is breathing in can be the mold in your crawl space because of the stack effect.  

New Age Contractors helps homeowners throughout the Greater Charleston with our mold removal and remediation services. Don't let mold destroy your basement - our service area covers: Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Ladson, Johns Island, Beaufort, Moncks Corner, North Charleston, Hanahan and surrounding South Carolina areas. If you suspect your crawl space already has mold, call us to schedule an inspection and to receive a free estimate.

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1725A Signal Point Road
Charleston, SC 29412
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