Don’t Let a Moldy Crawl Space Affect Your Indoor Air Quality!
Water in your crawl space can lead to many different issues. One of the main issues that water damage causes is a moldy crawl space. Crawl spaces are very dark and damp in nature, so when water damage is added to the mix, it creates the perfect environment for mold to grow. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours, which is why it’s very important to catch any signs of water damage early to avoid mold growth.
Although some types of mold are worse than others, any mold is considered bad mold. Unfortunately, a moldy crawl space affects more than just your crawl space. The stack effect allows any air inside your crawl space to rise up through the floorboards of your home and enter your main living areas. Any mold spores that are in your crawl space can enter your home and cause health-related issues for your family.
Most people experience an increase in allergies or other respiratory-related symptoms. It can also create a musty smell in your home. This is why it’s very important to take care of water damage in your crawl space immediately to avoid the harmful impacts of a moldy crawl space.
We recommend encapsulating your crawl space to completely keep the mold out. The strong, thick liner is waterproof and keeps your crawl space clean and dry to prevent any mold growth. Installing a dehumidifier also helps keep the air constantly dry to completely avoid any sort of moisture or humidity.
To keep mold out of your crawl space, trust the experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems. We have helped homeowners protect their crawl spaces from dangerous mold growth for over 30 years. Protect your home and your family with our crawl space waterproofing solutions. Contact us today for your free quote!