Easy Ways to Keep Your Crawl Space Dry and Clean
The majority of the air that is in your house passes through your crawl space. Maintaining your crawl space keeps the air quality in your home healthy. Additionally, it will help you lessen your electricity expenses.
Crawl space problems that affect your health and the structure of your home may be prevented with simple proactive maintenance and preventative measures, some of which are listed below.
Moisture may appear to be harmless, but it can cause significant structural damage to your property. Mold growth is caused by moisture, which can damage your home, trigger allergies, and make the air less healthy. Crawl space moisture management is indeed the primary step in maintaining your environment.
Make sure that your gutters divert water away from your property and that your pathways are sloped so that water does not build in your crawlspace. Also, look into curtain drains. These strategies can support you in keeping your crawl space dry. A sump pump might help support you if you have a severe moisture problem. A sump pump is a tiny device that collects water from your crawl space and pumps it away from your house to prevent flooding.
Bama Exterminating can help you with fungus and moisture-related problems. Our moisture control program & treatments are proven effective in protecting your crawl space from humidity, fungus, and moisture.
Crawl Space Insulation or Encapsulation
Crawl Space insulation or Encapsulation can help you keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter by regulating the temperature. Insulation comes in a variety of forms, each of which is ideally suitable for specific conditions. Insulation is a vital element of keeping your crawlspace in great condition.
Always remember to keep the vents in your foundation open. Blocking the vents might trap radon (an odorless, invisible, carcinogenic gas), putting you and your family at risk of significant health problems (like cancer).
Our crawl space care will be the answer to your moisture-related problems in the crawl space. It is a care system that helps protect your homes and crawl space that leads to lower energy bills and healthier indoor air quality.
Keep Pests Out
Insects and mice could cause a lot of damage by gnawing on insulation, cables, and wood in your crawlspace, so be sure they can’t get in. While reducing moisture can help keep bugs out, you should also seal any cracks in the walls (even if they appear to be minor) that might allow pests entry.
If pests are becoming a nuisance and have found a safe place to hide in your crawl space, our pest control professionals at Bama Exterminating can deal with your pests. We have been exterminating since 1930, and rest assured that our pest control treatments are effective and we’ll make sure that the job is done right.
Install A Vapor Barrier
A vapor barrier can help keep moisture out of your home. They must be well-sealed and used in combination with dehumidification methods. And it would be best to get help from professionals who absolutely know how to install a vapor barrier.
People occasionally leave unneeded stuff in the crawlspace when they repair or renovate their houses. Out of sight, out of mind is a phrase that applies to a lot of things. Unfortunately, this clutter attracts pests and makes it more difficult to use your crawlspace.
There are many methods to treat your crawl space and many things you must do to maintain it in great condition, but decreasing moisture in your crawlspace can help to improve the air quality in your house.
There are a number of ways you can prevent moisture from seeping into your crawl space. There are also lots of problems that may arise if you neglect your crawl space. From pests invading your crawl space to mold growing in there. Call Bama Exterminating for your pest control, crawl space care, and for crawl space encapsulation. Contact us today!