Have you been in your crawl space lately? Unless you are selling your property or have had a plumbing leak, most likely you haven’t. It is dark, damp, and confined and most people are afraid to go in. If your crawl space is is not properly sealed, up to 40% of the air you breathe in your home could be coming from the crawl space. It is important to your health that you ensure that your crawl space is a healthy one.
What makes a crawl space unhealthy? Water!
Crawl spaces are damp environments. Landscaping that slopes towards the home, clogged ventilation, plumbing leaks, and soil moisture can all lead to mold growth. The mold spores can easily get into the indoor air (remember up to 40% of all new air entering the living space is coming from your crawl space?).
If you have had a plumbing leak that involves the sewer system of your home, there is even more to worry about. Bacteria. E Coli. Scary stuff.
IAQM can make your crawl space a healthy one. We utilize several environmentally safe methods including media and dry ice blasting. We offer preventative solutions such as vent and fan installation, dehumidifying systems, soil vapor barriers, and anti-microbial coatings.
We can make your crawl space a less scary place. Call IAQM to schedule a crawl space inspection.