How the Crawl Space Affects the Rest of Your Home
It can be easy to forget about your crawlspace. Located under your bottom floor, it’s out of sight and often has no apparent significance to your home. But there could be issues lurking in your crawlspace that could negatively impact the rest of your home.
Your house’s crawlspace is a place that can collect a lot of moisture through condensation, temperature changes, or flooding. Not only does excess moisture also lead to attracting pests and mold, but it could hurt the structure of your home. Moisture in wood will eventually lead to rot, which will seriously compromise the structural integrity of your subfloor. This can lead to dangerous shifting and breaking if it is left untreated.
A leaky crawlspace will not only absorb moisture, but it will let air leak out of your home. Whether it is your air conditioning or heating, having the air come out through your crawlspace means that the energy efficiency of your home goes down and the energy bill goes up. You’ll want to make sure that your crawlspace is properly sealed to keep your home running efficiently.
One of the most easily overlooked ways that your crawl space affects your home is through its air quality. You may not know that close to forty percent of the air in your home comes in from your crawl space. If your crawl space has mold or other hidden nasties like dead animals, then the polluted air from those things will also come in. Not only do mold spores spread very easily through the air, but having poor air quality in your home is a health hazard for everyone.
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