It is easy to put the condition of your home’s crawlspace to the back of your mind. It isn’t a nice place, and you have very little reason to go down there. The problem is that because you don’t frequent this space, you may not have any idea that a problem is brewing and that your home could benefit from crawlspace encapsulation.
Air and water vapor enter your home from the crawlspace, so keeping this space clean is more important than you might think. Even if your crawlspace is cemented, water vapor can still seep through and into your home. Here are the signs to watch for that should prompt you to learn more about crawlspace encapsulation.
- High Cooling Costs – If excess moisture is coming into your home, it creates humidity and your air conditioning system needs to work even harder than it would regularly. This inflates your cooling costs and makes your home less comfortable.
- Flooring Issues – Many flooring materials are not happy with moisture. While carpet and wood products come to mind first, even tile floors can be damaged by excess moisture over time. If your floors do not look or feel as they should, you may have a moisture issue.
- Odors – If you smell a musty or mildew odor, there is a good chance you have mold growing somewhere. You may even notice mold on baseboards, walls, or ceilings.
- Insect Problems – It isn’t just mold that looks for moisture to survive; so do many insects. If you keep battling with insect problems, it may be a sign that excess moisture has invited them to the table.
- Sweating Windows – Condensation can occur on your windows when your home has high humidity brought on by a moisture issue coming from your home’s crawlspace.
If you have noticed one or more of these symptoms, give us a call at Dry Foundation Technologies. Our crawlspace encapsulation services are the most effective way to protect your home from the dangers of water vapor coming into your home. Not only is your home your biggest investment, so you do not want to put its health at risk, but you also do not want to endanger your family’s health. Let us assess your home to determine if we can improve the air quality in your home and create an environment that will keep mold and pests from taking over your home.