You have heard about the crawl space, which is positioned in the basement area. It often gets neglected because it is generally not visible easily, and it has no seeming implication to your home. But ignoring the crawl space can bring negative effects to the rest of your home. Hence it is suggested to inspect your crawl space-time to time to avoid such inconsistency. There are a few irregularities you might face due to the clogged or untidy crawl space.
Bad Air Quality
You might have observed that if the crawl space is not monitored or cleaned frequently, it becomes the upbringing entryway for mold, moisture, and other dirt. Sometimes there you can find dead animals such mouse, insects and all that. You might not be aware of the fact that nearly 40% of air arrives from the crawl space, and it can be full of moisture, mold, dirt, and other harmful stuff, which generally makes the air quality bad. This bad air quality can cause several health problems to the residents living in the house. Don’t wait and call the waterproofing contractor, and they will check if there are any leakage and moisture present in the crawl space. After that, they will treat the space accordingly. Only a certified waterproofing contractor can handle leakage and eliminate the bad air quality problem.
High Electricity Bills
When a crawls space is wet, then it will soak moisture and also allow air to leak from the house. Sue to that your HVAC system needs to work for more hours because the heating air comes from outside which eventually led electrical efficiency go down and electricity bills. It is important to seal back your crawl space accurately so that you don’t have to pay high bills due to HVAC overwork. Consult the waterproofing experts to give the best solution for water damage in the house.
Risk of Structural Damages
A crawlspace is an area that generally gathers moisture via condensation and changing temperature, humidity, or water damages. When the moisture level is excess in this area, it suddenly influences mold to grow and also become home to pests. Due to that, the home structure comes at a risk. If the moisture spreads to the walls, it will destroy the paints and firmness of the walls, moisture in a wooden particle such as a door can make it decay. The mold growth can be hazardous for the structural strength of the subfloor, which eventually enables unwanted moving and contravention if space is not treated timely.