The term “crawl space” implies a hidden area of your property that you may rarely go into, other than an occasional check-up for insects or damage inspection, but this is not always the case. Some crawl spaces need repair before they become a problem, and others can be avoided altogether with proper planning and maintenance. If you neglect to have repairs made on a crawl space as soon as possible, problems will only worsen over time. Even though you may never go into your crawl space, there are ways to help reduce any potential issues that might lead to bigger problems later on down the line.
1. It Prevents Mold Growth
If your home has a crawl space, the chances are good that you don’t pay much attention to it. However, you should be aware that even the smallest amount of water seeping through cracks could cause mold growth inside your home. Since many people do not clean their homes daily, rainwater that collects anywhere becomes a breeding ground for mold spores. When moisture permeates in from different sources like windows, doors, vents, etc., it creates conditions where mold grows rapidly. Left unchecked, it can spread easily throughout the house and pose health risks such as respiratory problems, allergies, asthma attacks, etc. It also makes it difficult to maintain indoor air quality since the dampness affects ventilation by causing condensation, which traps moisture within the walls.
Crawl space repairs prevent mold growth by keeping your home dry and preventing water from entering in the first place. During winter months, especially when temperatures drop below freezing, it is easy for water to collect and freeze in small cracks around exterior building materials, including windows, door frames, etc. Once frozen, large amounts of water expand, forcing out surrounding material creating tiny gaps between concrete blocks, leading to infiltration of water into your foundation. As soon as these cracks become larger enough for bacteria and mold to penetrate, you can expect them to develop into serious health issues over time. Crawl space repairs keep your home safe from potentially hazardous mold growth by preventing problems at the onset. Basement Solutions is your ideal source for crawl space repair in NJ that won’t let your home fall victim to mold infection.
2. Improves Air Quality & Indoor Environment
Mold is everywhere. From spills to leaks around pipes and appliances, it finds its way into every nook and cranny of your home. The same goes for the air we breathe. While we do not realize it, the air we inhale at home contains traces of mold spores. These microscopic organisms are present in everything from dust particles to pollen to animal dander, so it is normal for us to encounter them during daily routines. This means that the air we breathe each day is loaded with mold spores floating around. If these spores accumulate in high concentration, they can create a bad smell and make us feel ill.
If you are breathing in large numbers of mold spores regularly, it will increase the risk of developing an allergy attack or other associated illnesses. That is why it is important to remove mold buildup before it gets to this point. Crawl spaces come equipped with natural ventilation systems that work continuously 24/7 to ensure proper airflow, keep the temperature at comfortable levels, and prevent mold growth.
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