Moisture in crawlspaces can cause a lot of headaches for homeowners. Your home’s crawlspace attracts moisture more than most other areas of the home because of its close proximity to the earth below your home, which means keeping the moisture level in your crawlspace in check should be a top priority.
Here are some of the top signs there’s moisture in your crawlspace:
- Mold growth- Mold and mildew thrive in dark and damp environments, so if you’ve noticed this type of growth in your crawlspace, you know it’s become too humid down there. Even if you don’t go into your crawlspace often, you can still feel the effects of mold growth in this area of the home. Your family may experience increased asthma symptoms or a persistent flu-like illness.
- Pest infestation- Like mold, pests such as rats and termites love damp environments. Moisture in your crawlspace can damage wood and other parts of your crawlspace in addition to attracting pests that feed or nest in this area.
- Rusted pipes- The pipes in your crawlspace will rust when exposed to excess moisture, so be on the lookout for rusty pipes. Over time, the piping system of your home could wear down and get damaged by the humidity levels, which would cause you to have to pay for plumbing repairs and replacements that could have been avoided.
Moisture in your crawlspace can be a pain to deal with, so why not prevent it? Call us here at AdvantaClean of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties to scope out your crawlspace and take care of excess moisture.