Do You Have a Creepy Crawl Space?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 by Paul Gassett

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Do you know what kind of scary things are lurking in your crawl space? We're not talking ghosts and goblins. We're talking things that could be dangerous to your health if they make their way into your home!

If your crawlspace is infested with mold and mildew, 50% of the air you breathe on your first floor could be contaminated, causing you or your family members to cough, have asthma attacks, and get headaches. 

Why Humidity Can Be Horrifying

Crawl spaces usually have poor ventilation, and since they're right on top of the moist soil, they're a perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. This can make your house smell musty, and if the humidity creeps up into your home it can cause health problems AND cause your wood floors to warp or rot. Improving ventilation below the home allows moisture to escape before reaching your living space. 

Scared of Going Underground? We Can Help

Here are some ways Dr. Energy Saver Green Machine can improve your scary situation:

  • We can install a Vapor Barrier throughout your crawl space to protect your family from mold, water and even critters that like to make themselves at home in dark, damp areas.
  • We can replace old, soggy, moisture-absorbent fiberglass insulation with rigid foam insulation, which is moisture-proof and mold-resistant. Rigid foam board insulation brings the crawl space inside the building envelope to keep the crawl space drier, improve overall home energy performance, and help make rooms above the crawl space more comfortable.
  • We can install TerraBlock insulation on your crawl space floor to seal out moisture from the soil. This also helps with energy bills.

Call Dr. Energy Saver in Northern Maryland So Your Family Can Breathe Better and Stay Warmer

If your home smells musty or someone in your family has been experiencing excessive asthma attacks and headaches, you could have a mold problem in your crawl space. We can inspect the area under your home and let you know if moisture is a concern -- and how we can help. Just give us a call when you're ready to talk! 


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