I Never Go Down into My Crawl Space, Why Should I Care?

Friday, October 5th, 2018 by Adeline Collins

Homeowners usually try to avoid their crawl spaces at all costs thinking that if they don’t look or think about it, the issues will go away. Let’s face it, crawl spaces are anything but glamorous and most of us don’t go down there unless we absolutely have to. However, the crawl space is a significant part of the home. The crawl space is crucial to care for just like you would any other area of your home.

dirty crawl space

Why should you care about the condition of your crawl space?

To name a few, here are some reasons why you should properly maintain your crawl space:

  • Heating & Cooling Costs= Higher Electricity Bills
    • A home with a dirt crawl space floor costs more to heat and cool, leading to higher energy bills. Over the years, the money that you overspend really adds up! This can also lead to home discomfort. If not properly maintained, your home may experience drafts, cold floors, or even smells.
  • Home Rotting= Structural Damage
    • Organic material in a crawl space is anything that once was living, for example, wood. This means that the wood in your crawl space is susceptible to mold, which eventually can turn into wood rotting. If the wood begins to rot, this puts the structure and well-being of your home in jeopardy.
  • Mold Growth= Allergies & Asthma
    • We all know that mold growth is never a good thing. Mold is extremely harmful to your health and can irate allergies. Overexposure to mold can also lead to asthma. It’s essential to have a vapor barrier that blocks out all unwanted mold from forming in your home to prevent health risks.

At Woods Basement Systems, we have experts that can fix any crawl space need. To set up a free, no-obligation estimate, give us a call at 1-618-238-2726.

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Woods Basement Systems, Inc.
524 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234