Water in Your Atlanta Crawl Space? A Big Contributor to Mold
Water In Your Home’s Crawl Space Number One Source of Humidity
Did you recently find traces of water leakage in your crawl space? Not sure how to get rid of it? Crawl space water is probably your home’s number one source for humidity. Crawl spaces with humidity don’t retain the humidity, the humid air circulates through your home. Hot air rises, therefore as the hot air rises to the top of your home, it creates a vacuum. This pulls up the cool air from your crawl space. This increases your home’s indoor humidity and increases the susceptibility of dust mites and mold. Not only affecting the materials your home is built with but also can cause health issues for you and your family.
Water can enter a crawl space from a variety of sources including ground water, plumbing leaks and heavy rains. Often times, a crack in your home’s foundation can be letting water in, creating a problem. The crawl space water doesn’t necessarily cause an issue itself, but the moisture that evaporates from the water (humidity) can create problems. Moisture tends to form easily in confined areas, so crawl spaces can be breeding grounds for mold. It can cause issues like wood rot, mildew, mold and even higher electric bills.
Crawlspace mold can be a hassle to remediate, due to the requirement of detailed HEPA vacuuming and scrubbing of the area in such a tight space. That is why it is best to leave it to the experts who have experience and the proper knowledge and tools to help you solve the problem.
We are here to help solve your crawl space water problems. It is important to find the source of the water and see how we can fix it. We will go into your crawl space in order to do so. After the inspection, we can show you the cause of your crawl space water issue and recommend the best solution. Our team is experienced in all types of mold remediation and water damage, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!