Did you know that a large percentage of the air you breathe on the first floor of your house can come from your crawl space? This means that you can have poor indoor air quality if the area underneath your home is not maintained properly. Also, crawl spaces often hold the basic utilities of your home, which include electrical lines, heating ducts, water pipes, and other ductwork.
So, how can you ensure that the underside of your house is properly cared for? To help you, here are some crawl space maintenance tips you should consider:
Tip 1: Waterproof the Crawl Space
Waterproofing your crawl space can help keep water out of the underside of your home. You’ll also be able to prevent any moisture in the soil under and around your house’s foundation from entering the area. If you have moisture or standing water in your crawl space, it can lead to mold growth and cause structural damage to your property.
Tip 2: Encapsulate the Area
If you have a dirt floor crawl space, encapsulation is the best way to maintain the area. Like waterproofing, encapsulating the underside of your home can also prevent moisture from entering your crawl space. This can also help you fend off pests like cockroaches, rats, spiders, and termites from infiltrating the area.
Tip 3: Install Drainage Systems
Busted pipes and natural disasters like heavy rains or storms can cause crawl space to be flooded. If you don’t have a drainage system underneath your home, the water will stay right there for a long time, especially since there’s no sunlight getting in the area. So, you should create a way for the pooling water to escape by installing a drainage system.
Get in Touch With Dry-Tek Environmental Today!
If you want to learn more crawl space maintenance tips, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dry-Tek Environmental. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you. And if you’ll ever need an experienced crawl space specialist who can help you waterproof, encapsulate, or install a drain system for your property, we’re just one call away. Contact us now!