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What to Do with Moisture in Crawl Space?

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One of the worst things you may have in your home is moisture in the crawl space. In the past year we had a lot of projects where we had to fight with this problem in many houses. As you can see on the photos, we’ve investigated different crawl areas, made the reading and all of them were high.

Moisture in Crawl Space

2nd location

We also did checks on structural members as well.

moisture reading on subfloorMoisture in Crawl Space

moisture on floor insulation

As you can notice, moisture is everywhere. When you see the levels are as high as these one, that means, you have problems.

Moisture in Crawl Space Images

Black mold on Subfloor

Black mold on Subfloor

Black mold on Subfloor

You can see black spores of mold growing on the floors. I’m sure this is not something you’d like to see in your house. This is caused by Moisture in Crawl Space. If you find black mold in your home, you may want to get in touch with a licensed mold inspector – see https://awamoldinspections.com for more information. In the future to avoid mold and fungus growing within your home it would be best to ensure that your HVAC system has been serviced or repaired, because if this is not working properly it could allow your home to get damp and therefore, mold will grow. Companies like Castle Home Comfort (https://castlehomecomfort.com/service-areas/homer/) are just one of the businesses that can provide this tune-up and repair service for your home.

Sometimes you may be able to prevent the mold from even sporing, for example, if you begin to see peeling wallpaper, damp patches, or a damp smell then you would need to Treat penetrating damp within your home before the mold starts to occur. There are many companies that provide this service and can help your home to be fresh and mold-free.

In one of the areas there had been water saturated insulation. It was removed, though never reinstalled. The fact is that insulation doesn’t solve the moisture problem, but it acts as a barrier from the moist open air. And yes, it’s going to protect to a certain degree. After it disappeared, it became exposed. And you can see the result of it.

Now let’s see how you can avoid the same problem in your house. If you already have a similar issue, you might need to get in contact with someone to deal with mold inspections aurora way, or other locations near you, to get the issue resolved!

First of all, you should consider putting down a moisture barrier. This 6 mil product is usually put on the ground overlapping by about a foot.

The next step here is to get the insulation back up paper facing floor system.

Then it will be great to buy a dehumidifier. Often it is the most expensive thing from all others, but you should definitely consider it if you want to keep the structure from huge damage.

Actually, this is all you have to know about keeping your crawl space free of moisture. And in case you can’t access all you crawl areas, have someone to inspect them for you. It will be a very reasonable investment.

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