How to Get Rid of White Mold on the Ground Under the House

Sarah Coennen

White mold is one of several varieties of mold that is known to grow in homes across the world. Mold, a decomposition material found in nature that breaks down dead or dying vegetation, can become toxic if left untreated. It is not good for homes, causing millions of dollars in structural damage every year.

In order to preserve your home, it is vital that all mold be eradicated as soon as possible.

  1. Put on all safety gear before crawling under the house.

  2. Shovel up all mold that is visible.

  3. Shine the flashlight around under the house to find any more mold that needs to be shoveled up.

  4. Put all mold in the bucket.

  5. Search for leaks that need to be fixed.

  6. Find a way to air out the crawl space with a fan or by letting more breeze come through.

  7. Spray mold spray on all hard surfaces and move around the dirt on the ground to break up any mold spores that may be growing.

  8. Tip

    Airing out the crawl space under your home is necessary to prevent more mold from growing. If the mold is covering a space larger than 10 square feet, you should call a professional.


    Wear facial protection at all times when dealing with mold, in order to avoid respiratory infections, irritations or other serious medical conditions.