Odors, Allergies, & Mold
Mold inside your crawl space is an issue that will undoubtedly get worse if left untreated. Damp environments are highly susceptible to mold growth, and we have plenty of humidity in Georgia negatively impacting the dampness of your crawl space each and every spring and summer. So, if you notice any mold in your crawl space, it’s a tell-tale sign you likely have a moisture issue as well.
Similarly, if you notice musty odors inside your home, it is likely a sign of mold or mildew issues in your crawl space. The air circulation in your crawl space acts in a manner that’s called The Stack Effect. This means that musty air lingers in your crawl space before exiting up through the floor joists and then through your home itself. This happens because, as you may have felt, your crawl space is the coldest part of your home.
Moist, humid air enters your crawl space in warm months through your vents and foundation walls, festers, and then eventually rises to the warm air above. An unkempt crawl space can thus impact the air quality inside your home, so it’s important to repair any moisture and high humidity in your crawl space because it directly results in the health and safety of your home and family.