What's in Your Crawl Space?

Saturday, June 27th, 2020 by Michelle Burgee

Have you ever considered what’s in the air you breathe in your home? 

Studies have shownm that more than 50% of air on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space. That means any mold, unwanted odors, or whatever stray vermin may bring in to your crawl space is seeping into the air and parts of your home where your family spends quality time together.

How your crawl space affects your home

Air is pulled from the bottom through the top of your home.  Simply, when warm air rises and leaks out of the upper levels of your home, new air replaces what has escaped, and that air comes from the lowest parts of a house.

If your crawl space has substantial water or if outdoor air comes in through vents, then your crawl space is prone to high humidity which will inevitably travel through the upper levels of your home. Mold growth also typically starts in your crawl space.

In short, your crawl space impacts the amount of humidity, condensation, and mold that could be seeping into your home.

How to solve your crawl space problems

Before you can resolve any problems with your air quality, you need to know if you have an issue! The only way to know what’s happening in your crawl space is to venture down there and check it out for yourself. Understandably, not many homeowners want to investigate a dirty, smelly crawl space, and if they do, they might not know what to look for.

Fortunately, you can gain peace of mind about your crawl space and home air quality with the help of Complete Home Solutions.  Schedule a free estimate for one of our Home Comfort Specialist to come and out and take a look.  


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