Anchored Walls knows that the crawl space in your home is usually not an area where you and your family spend any time. It's also probably not a place that you think about very often. When everything is going well with your crawl space, it will generally just go unnoticed. But, when something goes wrong with your crawl space, you need crawl space repair services and you need them as soon as possible. It's very important to fix crawl space problems as they come up so you aren't left with severe structural damage to your home, nasty odors that can permeate living areas and costly repair fees that could be avoided if your crawl space is properly treated before problems occur. As a homeowner, if you aren't proactive about crawl space repair, the structural integrity of your family's home can spiral out of control. A damaged crawl space often is the cause of mold and mildew growing beneath your home. Unfortunately, this can lead to health problems for both you and your loved ones.
If you get water in your crawl space area beneath your home, you may wish to consider the crawl space repair services from Anchored Walls as soon as possible. Failure to have your wet crawl space problems fixed right away may lead to a variety of problems for the rest of your home, including:
Potential damage to your house's structural integrity. It's a fact that a house in IA can't pass a home inspection if there's water laying dormant in a crawl space. A damp crawl space can lead to damage to the structural integrity of your home. This means that the structure of your family's home isn't as strong as it should be, meaning it's not giving your loved ones the protection they need.
The growth of mold and mildew. If you have standing water lingering in your home's crawl space, the moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Mold isn't only aesthetically-unpleasing, it can also cause a number of health problems for your family. Mold spores in the air of your home can cause respiratory problems, headaches, fevers, flu-like symptoms, and a variety of other health concerns.
Infestation of mites and insects -- such as cockroaches and termites. These unwanted pests tend to like living in dark, damp places, such as a wet crawl space. Bug infestation in your crawl space can lead to bug infestation throughout the rest of your family's home, as well.
Indoor air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists air pollution in the home as one of its top five environmental health risks. There are a number of things which can be a cause of indoor air pollution in your family's home, and a wet crawl space is one very critical danger. Due to something known as the stacking effect, around half of the air you take in while in your home, may actually come from underneath your home and come up through the ventilation system. This is due to the fact that warm air rises and escapes through any leaks found in your home. When your home's crawl space is damp, it is likely to be filled with dust, mold spores, allergens and soil gases, which will then be dispersed all over the air in your home.
If your a homeowner with a wet crawl space, it's not a problem which should be taken lightly. Anchored Walls offers crawl space vapor barriers which can be used to rid it of excess moisture. This abundance of moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Naturally, the growth of mold and mildew can lend it's hand to a musty smell coming from your wet crawl space. Even if you have a crawl space with a dirt floor, a professionally installed crawl space vapor barrier can be used to get rid of the dampness. The crawl space vapor barrier system will effectively seal off the vents and condition the space. This type of installation can eventually serve to make your home's air quality much healthier.
If your home has a crawl space without any encapsulation, chances are likely that it's moisture-filled. A moisture-filled crawl space left untreated can lead to problems with the structural integrity of your home. You don't want to compromise the safety of your family's residence by not taking care of your wet crawl space problem as soon as possible. Anchored Walls offers water control systems to help waterproof your crawl space.
A musty crawl space is typically an indication that the crawl space has a moisture problem. Crawl space moisture can help promote the production of mold and mildew growth in the area beneath your home. It's important to take care of musty crawl space odors in a quick manner so that the air quality of your home isn't compromised greatly. The indoor air quality of your home can deteriorate once mold and mildew start growing. They can also cause problem's for your family's health.
Please contact our crawl space repair company by calling us at 800-221-4699 to schedule an appointment.