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The ideal humidity level for homes depends on some factors, including the climate and the type of heating or cooling system in the house. Generally speaking, a humidity level between 30% and 50% is recommended for most homes. This is especially important in Matthews, NC, which has humid summers and dry winters.

There are a few things you can do to help prevent moisture-related issues in the crawlspace: 

  • Make sure the roof and gutters are properly sealed and maintained, so water doesn’t leak into the area.
  • Install a vapor barrier on the ground to prevent moisture from rising up from the soil.
  • Regularly inspect and repair any cracks or leaks in the foundation or walls of the crawlspace.
  • Install dehumidifiers to keep the humidity level below 50 percent.
  • Keep the area clean and debris-free, which can provide a breeding ground for mold and other pests.

Contact a professional for assistance if you have any concerns about moisture or mold in your crawlspace.

If the mold is on a non-porous surface such as tile, metal, or plastic, you can remove it with household cleaning products. But if it is on a porous surface such as wood or drywall, you must take extra precautions to ensure the spores don’t become airborne and increase your exposure.

In either case, you should wear gloves and a respirator when cleaning up mold. And if you have doubts about whether you can do the job safely, it is always best to call in a mold remediation service.