Did you know that the air underneath your home is the same air you breathe inside of your home? If you want to control the moisture in your home and the air you breathe in every single day, you need a closed crawl system. Here are 3 tips from our Bug Guys on how to lower the humidity in your crawl space.
To begin, we must start with what a crawl space is. A crawl space is an unoccupied space between the ground and the first floor of your home. The purpose of a crawl space is to be a buffer between your home and the wet earth.
Crawl space humidity has been a problem in Georgia since homes were first being built. If excess moisture gets into your crawl space, it can cause the following issues:
• Mold & mildew
• High energy costs
• Odors & allergens
• Rusted metal
• Influx of pests
Fans are a great way to keep the air circulating in your crawl space and will ensure that your space is staying dry. But a little box fan probably isn’t going to do the job! Make sure to get a fan that is powerful enough to cover the entirety of your crawl space.
While fans are a helpful tool in reducing moisture if your crawl space is already wet, sandbags are a great way to assist with waterproofing your home. Keeping sandbags in your crawl space close to your draining system is a preventative measure that will absorb any moisture that may come.
Encapsulate Your Crawl Space
Fans and sandbags are helpful assistance to moisture control, but if you are truly having issues, then it may be time to consider calling in the pros! Many companies today are offering closed crawl systems, but did you know if these systems are improperly installed, this could potentially void your termite contract? That’s why you must be able to trust who is working under your home. Here are a few benefits of our closed crawl systems:
• The most durable and complete system on the market
• 25-year warranty on all materials used
• Can reduce asthma and many allergies
• May even lower your heating and cooling bills!
If you’re still in need of more tips for moisture control, click here. If you are ready to talk to one of our experts, give us a call at 706-979-2536. We can’t wait to get started with helping you protect your home!