Venting your crawl space lets moisture into your home. When moisture enters your crawl space it creates problems. Crawl space humidity creates the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other problems. And as the humidity rises, it damages your home resulting in wet crawl space insulation, wood rot, and high electric bills.
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Identifying & Repairing Crawl Space Issues Related To Mold, Moisture, and Humidity
Do You Have Open Crawl Space Vents?
Crawl Space Vents
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s been a lot of debate about the value of venting your crawl space. The original idea behind crawl space venting was that the air flow would keep your home dry. However, we now know that this isn’t true.E
Open Crawl Space Vents & Moisture
Crawl space vents let moisture into your crawl space, and crawl space moisture creates problems throughout the rest of your home.E
The crawl space moisture is carried through your home with the air cycle, which is also called the “Stack Effect”. The warm air in your home rises, creating suction that pulls the cool air in your crawl space up into the rest of your home. So, the humid air in your crawl space is being cycled through your home.
If the crawl space vents aren’t air tight then you’re not solving the problem. Closing the crawl space vents will not solve the humidity created by other sources. If the crawl space humidity is left alone, then it’ll create other problems like rotted floor joists, mold growth and a musty crawl space.
What Do I Do Now?
If our professional crawl space repair specialist finds that your home doesn’t need repair, we’ll let you know. We’re here to help and don’t believe in selling you a product that you don’t need. We want to help you solve your crawl space problem, and will let you know if the open crawl space vents are creating more problems.
Solutions for Open Crawl Space Vents
We offer a solution for your open crawl space vents: crawl space vent covers. However, your crawl space problem may be caused by more than open crawl space vents. So it’s important to have your crawl space evaluated by a certified professional. Feel free to email us if you would like us to help you.
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CRAWL SPACE PROBLEM SIGNS
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