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Why Homeowners Should Protect Their Crawlspaces Against Water Damage

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 by Kristen Owenby


Is your crawlspace inundated with moisture, mold, and rot? When moisture and humidity are allowed to ravage below-grade spaces, it creates the potential for expensive and intrusive problems.

Signs of an unhealthy crawlspace include:

  • Allergies and respiratory issues
  • Musty and foul odors
  • The presence of animals and pests
  • Wall cracks
  • Rot, discolorations, and other signs of damage

 

Moisture invites mold, which invites pests, which creates odors that attract even more pests. Next, rot sets in—damaging wooden joists and beams that play an integral role in structural support. And, forget about the problem staying in the crawlspace where it belongs. When enough mold develops, residents likely will experience allergies, headaches, coughing, sneezing, respiratory congestion, and other ailments.

Master Services recommends a multi-layered approach. First, a crawlspace sump pump system will collect and direct water out of an interior area. Along with a pump, we recommend an encapsulation system—like our CleanSpace liner—to protect vulnerable areas. This liner is mold, mildew, and tear-resistant, and it comes with a 25-year warranty. We also might recommend one of our dehumidifying systems to ensure things are kept dry.

These systems work together to ensure a crawlspace is thoroughly protected. To learn more about how Master Services can keep your crawlspace safe and moisture-free, contact us today.

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