The crawl space under your home is a part of your home. It isn't usually treated that way. When was the last time you actually looked into your crawl space, or were in your crawl space? That area houses a number of components of your home, not to mention, it could be housing vermin and other pests without you even knowing about it. If you have water in your crawl space, it can be even worse for you as a homeowner. Your crawl space should be clean, and free of any water. If you haven' t had your crawl space waterproofed, read on for reasons why this is so important.
1. It Prevents Mold/Mildew Growth
Moist areas are the best place to find mold and mildew. Unless you're growing it for some scientific reason, you shouldn't have mold or mildew growing anywhere in your home. If your crawl space is wet or damp, it could be the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Once it's in your crawl space, you could begin to see it growing throughout the rest of your home as well. It can be difficult to get rid of. If you have an issue with moisture in your crawl space, it's time to waterproof.
2. It Can Prevent New Or Worsening Health Issues
Breathing problems and mold/mildew can go hand in hand. If there is mold present in a home, it can cause health problems such as asthma or lung issues. It can also be the cause of other illnesses such as coughs or other cold and flu-like symptoms. It can also further irritate health problems. Having your crawl space waterproofed can prevent worsening health issues already present, and can prevent new health issues as well.
3. It Can Prevent Pests
Moisture is also an attractant to pests such as roaches, ants, mice, or termites. If you have moisture in your crawl space, you could potentially have a pest problem on your hands as well. These definitely are not house guests you want in your home, but if they're already in your crawl, it's only a matter of time before they're in the main portion of your home as well. Having your crawl space waterproofed can help prevent these and other pests from invading your home and your space.
If you haven't looked in your crawl space lately, take a flashlight and go take a look inside. If you spot water, signs of water, or have a noticeable amount of moisture, call a professional crawl space waterproofing company to inspect your crawl and to get an estimate on having your crawl space waterproofed.