Though your crawl space is virtually unseen and does not need to look pretty, it is crucial to maintain it. Your crawl space can be a feeding ground for dust and mold, which can ultimately cause poor air quality throughout your home. Growing moisture and mildew can also lead to severe structural problems and potential health issues. Follow along for crawl space maintenance tips from the mold remediation specialists at Soil-Away.
Moisture and darkness create the right combination for mold to grow. When mold starts growing, it can often lead to serious problems within the structure of your home. Mold from your crawl space can get into the air you breathe and cause serious allergies and health issues, making moisture control imperative.
To avoid moisture and mold in your crawl space, there are a few things you can do. Be sure that your gutters are aimed away from your home. An easy step you can do is to set up a dehumidifier in the room. If the moisture is out of control, you can look into installing a vapor barrier. Vapor barriers do not rid the problem of moisture but can slow it down.
Insulation in your crawl space allows for the regulation of temperature in both the summer and winter. There are a plethora of different insulation options available and even different insulations for different parts of the room. We recommend speaking with a professional to determine the exact type of insulation that will work best in your crawl space.
Be sure to inspect your crawl space for any sign of pests such as mice, rats, and cockroaches. These tiny pests cause a significant amount of damage. They chew through wires, insulation, and wood, which will lead to structural damage. Though controlling moisture levels does help keep them away, it is a good idea to seal any cracks that pests may be able to get in and out of.
Crawl space maintenance is essential when taking care of your home. Problems in this space ultimately lead to problems throughout your whole house. If you suspect your crawl space has mold, make sure to contact the mold remediation specialists at Soil-Away immediately. For any more information or assistance in maintaining your crawl space, give our team a call today or fill out our online contact form.