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How a Wet Crawl Space Can Threaten the Health of Your Home

Crawl Space

Wondering about that weird scent coming from your crawl space? See how that smell can affect the health of you and your family.

As a homeowner, there are several factors to consider when caring for the health of your home over time. Moisture, dampness, and humidity are three factors that can present especially dangerous threats to your home, as they are the sources of mold growth. For areas of your home such as your crawl space, moisture is a particularly considerable threat. Consider the many ways in which a wet crawl space can jeopardize the health of your home. 

Mold

Damp, dark, and warm places are the preferred growing locations for mold in your home. With its ability to spread quickly and contaminate other areas of your house, mold is especially dangerous to your health, as well as the health of your home. In addition to contaminating the surfaces on which it grows, it can present a series of health risks to you, your family, and your pets who are breathing the air.

Odors

A wet crawl space can also release foul odors into the air of your living space, making it unpleasant and hard to breathe in your home. These odors are not only a sign of mold, but they could also indicate structural decay in your home caused by excess moisture over time. For this reason, it is crucial to pursue odors so that you can identify the source and eliminate the problem before it escalates into a more significant issue.

Structural Decay

Along with unpleasant odors and unsightly mold, moisture in your crawl space can also lead to structural decay of your home. In addition to unpleasant sights and smells, structural decay can present lasting and costly effects for the structural integrity of your home. Should structural decay advance to considerable damage, the repairs can be especially costly.

Pests

While mold, odors, and structural decay may seem like enough unpleasant issues to arise from a wet crawl space, there is one more significant issue to consider: the presence of pests! Structural decay to your home caused by mold not only emits nasty smells and sights of mold, but it also opens the door to pests entering your home. Holes and flexible spaces caused by moisture and structural decay allow pets to invite themselves into your home through a new entrance, which can present another series of troublesome issues for the future.

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