There are a few warning signals that moisture is invading your home: mildew, flaking paint, worsened allergies, and musty odors are just a few examples. Moisture in your home can be a major threat to its values and structure and for problems such as termite infestation, mold, or even structural damage if left untreated.
Crawl space humidity has been a common issue for homeowners in Yadkinville, but crawl space encapsulation can help reduce and prevent moisture from entering your home's crawl space.
How Crawl Space Humidity Begins
Most of the problems related to damage or rotting of the crawl space are caused by how the crawl space was constructed. When your home was first built, the frame was a large wooden box with few, if any, openings in it. Then there were contractors, including plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, and many more specialists who began to cut channels in your walls and flooring in your home to install pipes, wires, cables, ducts, and other items.
Over time, your home will expand and compress, resulting in gaps and fractures. There are several gaps between your first floor and the crawl space. As warm air rises to the attic and upper levels on the lower floors, a vacuum is created. To fill the area, the air is drawn up from the outside and your crawl space. If you have crawl space vents, they will also contribute to the airflow in your home.
What Does Crawl Space Humidity Do to Your Home?
Crawl space humidity can lead to these common problems in your home:
- Rotting & Mold
- Rusted, Corroded Metal
- Odors & Allergens
- Higher Utility Bills
As humidity builds up in your crawl space, it creates an ideal space for mold to grow and can damage your wooden floorboards and support beams. A rotting crawl space will begin to sag, creating uneven floors above, and sections of the floor may even begin to cave in. In addition, pests like termites, carpenter ants, wood-eating beetles, and crickets enjoy rotting, moldy wood.
Odors will begin to travel into your home along with the crawl space air as mold and rot grow, and animals begin to live and die in your crawl space. Mold spores are a known allergen, and they can have a severe impact on everyone in the home who has asthma or allergies.
Crawl Space Encapsulation Yadkinville, NC
It’s relatively simple to control the moisture in your crawl space with the help of a professional. Crawl space encapsulation has many benefits, including:
- Improve Energy Efficiency
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Reduce Conditions That Attract Pests
- Reduce Moisture & Risk of Organic Growth
At Rid-A-Bug, we can take a look at your crawl space and determine if you need crawl space encapsulation. For additional information about our services or help encapsulate your crawl space, contact us.