Many people have adopted an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality when it comes to their crawl space. But it is not uncommon to find dead animals, mold, and many other disgusting things festering in this space under your home. So before you forget about your crawl space entirely, let’s take a moment to talk about how your crawl space affects your home.
Poor Air Quality
When a crawl space is left unattended, the moisture in the space can also be unmonitored. A crawl space can fall victim to the rainy weather and changing temperatures, which works to trap moisture under your home. As moisture develops, mold and rot take hold of the insulation and wooden beams in the crawl space, releasing mycotoxins into your floorboards and home. While many people think it is just a case of keeping people away from the mold, approximately 40 percent of the air in your home enters from the crawl space. This air can carry mold spores up into your home, affecting your family and making the air in your home poisonous.
High Energy Bills
Crawl spaces that are not properly insulated can allow heat and air conditioned air to seep outside of your home. Not only is the air escaping, an uninsulated space can also mean the systems in your home will have to work harder to keep your home at the perfect temperature. Without a properly insulated space, you could be wasting money on your energy bills.
Although we have already talked about how moisture can affect the air quality in your home, it is also important to discuss how it can damage your home itself. Moisture that accumulated constantly can actually cause your sub-flooring and surface flooring to rot in your home, meaning a costly repair.
If you are worried about the space under your home, you should call All Aspects Waterproofing for a crawl space inspection today!
Crawl Space Services with All Aspects Waterproofing
For more information on your crawl space, contact All Aspects Waterproofing. All Aspects Waterproofing is a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC. /Maryland/Virginia area. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.