The crawl space is often an area of the home that isn't given much thought until there's a problem - especially with moisture and humidity. When this area isn't properly sealed off, it is not uncommon for there to be excessive amounts of moisture in the air. Moisture in the air is better known as humidity, and when found in high levels, it can cause a lot of problems both underneath the home and inside of it.
Crawl space humidity can lead to a variety of issues, including:
Wood rotting, warping, and decaying
Damage to the structural integrity of a home
Termite and pest infestations
Poor indoor air quality
Mold and mildew growth
Fortunately, this isn't a problem that any homeowner has to deal with. Here at SafeBasements of Minnesota, Inc., we have the perfect answer for you, and it involves the installation of a dehumidifier. This system works by controlling the levels of moisture in the air. When it's in check, you won't need to worry about the various problems associated with excessive amounts of humidity.
Humidity and Mold
As mentioned above, when you have a lot of humidity underneath your home, as well as moisture, it can lead to the growth of hazardous mold and mildew. Mold is a dark green or black fungus and when it grows, it releases spores into the air. These spores are eventually breathed in by your family members, and they can cause a variety of health problems. These health problems include everything from respiratory problems to skin rashes.
Other Crawl Space Services We Can Provide
In addition to installing a dehumidifier under your home, we can also encapsulate the area to seal it off from the outside environment. This will also help to keep moisture and unwanted critters out, including: snakes, rats, mice, spiders, skunks, or raccoons. A sealed crawl space provides for a much more energy efficient home, as well, since conditioned air from inside won't be able to leak out and hot/cold air from outside won't be able to get in.
To learn more about taking care of your crawl space's health, please feel free to give us a call today. We have a team of trained, knowledgeable, and seasoned crawl space professionals on hand who will be able to address any questions or concerns that you have about this area below your home. We look forward to talking with you soon.
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