19 Sep Sealed Crawlspaces Protect Your House From Mold
Crawlspaces are an integral part of maintaining a healthy home environment. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not give much thought to the condition of their crawlspace as they are generally not a place that is accessed on a regular basis. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind. However, neglecting your home’s crawlspace can lead to big problems. For Raleigh area home owners, those problems are almost always linked to one main issue: moisture.
For years, the traditional consensus has been to build vented crawlspaces. In theory, it was believed that this would allow any air in the crawlspace to be circulated in and out of the vents, keeping moisture levels down. In practice, however, vents allow very humid air to enter the crawlspace. When this warm air hits the cooler parts of your HVAC system, it condenses and creates extremely high humidity levels, similar to warm air hitting a glass of ice water. This leads to a number of issues that homeowners do not want to deal with such as mold, rotten wood and pest invasions. It also causes the mechanical systems underneath your home to rust or age faster than normal. Indoor air quality is impacted as the HVAC pulls the musty air from the crawlspace into the living environment.
The best way to prevent these issues is to seal your crawlspace. We recommend Remtech Environmental to our clients in need of enclosing their crawlspaces. Remtech specializes in sealing crawlspaces and removing mold and mildew from them to ensure that they are a dry and healthy environment for homes and families. If you’ve noticed that the air coming from your HVAC system is less than fresh, give Remtech a call. They would love to work with you to make your home as comfortable as possible.