In this week’s Side Note, we switch gears from basements to crawl spaces. Since air flows upward into the upper levels of your home from the crawl space, it brings the humidity from the crawl space with it. The effects on your home include:
- Dust Mites
- Sticking (swollen) doors and windows
- Smelly, Damp Carpets
- Buckling hardwood floors
- Frost or Condensation and mold on the inside of windows in cool weather
- Increased energy bills
While damage in the crawl space itself can be obvious, the list above represents many of the effects that can happen UPSTAIRS that you may not associate with your wet or damp crawl space.
Fixing your crawl space is one home repair expense that you can’t afford not to make.
Keep up with our Side Note Series for more information on maintenance and repairs to your crawl space.