Crawl spaces are often unmaintained or neglected because they’re hard to access. As a result, they become vulnerable to mold, insect, and pest infestation. If this happens, your house becomes at risk of structural damage. This also puts your health in jeopardy. That said, you should ensure that your crawl space is always in good condition.
You should also know when you need crawl space repair. To help you, here are some indicators you have to watch out for:
- High Indoor Air Humidity
Increased air humidity levels in your home can mean pooling or standing water in your crawl space. Water can seep underneath your home through improper grading for surface water drainage or through some cracks or gaps in your property’s foundation. If this happens, then you certainly need to call an expert in repairing the crawl space.
- Presence of Mold and Mildew
Molds or mildew growth can cause structural damage to your property. This is because molds feed on and break down organic matters in your house, such as your carpet, ceiling tiles, drywall, floorboards, wallpaper, and wooden studs in walls.
- Presence of Pests and Insects
Aside from molds and mildew, the presence of pests and insects like termites, carpenter ants, and powderpost beetles can also threaten the structural integrity of your property. Termites, for example, can eat the wooden structures of your home by gnawing and scraping them.
- Sudden Increase in Your Energy Bills
If you noticed a sudden increase in your electricity bill, it might be caused by your high indoor air humidity. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system uses the most energy in your house. If you have high humidity levels at home, your HVAC unit will have to work harder to keep you comfortable. But as a result, your energy bill will increase.
Contact Dry-Tek Environmental Today!
Aside from the ones listed above, there are many more signs that your crawl space needs to be repaired. To learn more, feel free to get in touch with Dry-Tek Environmental. And in case you have foundation damage, our reliable crawl space contractor is always here for you. Contact us now at (410) 543-4848 or (302) 468-1811 to set up an appointment!