If your home has musty smells, it could be due to water coming up and into the crawl space. The moisture and condensation in the crawl space cause the smells. If the condensation process happens on a daily basis, your house could be experiencing some damage. If there is uncovered wood or other organic material, the repeated exposure to condensation could cause the wood to rot. This will lead to additional smells coming out of the crawl space. Our services for crawl space encapsulation in Indiana puts a stop to the musty odors coming from the crawlspace.
An open crawlspace could also become home to unwanted pests. Insects are a common problem in basements and crawl spaces. Silverfish, centipedes, millipedes, earwig and ants could all come up from the soil, into the crawl space and into your home’s living spaces. Some of those insects may bite or sting, while others may damage your books, clothing and upholstered furniture. Arachnids can also come up through an unsealed crawl space. While venomous spiders are not the most common types of arachnids in Indiana, an unsealed crawlspace could be a great shelter for the brown recluse or black widow spiders, which could then move into the living areas of your house. Crawl space encapsulation in Indiana lessens this risk.
Unsealed crawlspaces could also impact your home’s indoor air quality. If you notice that you or members of your household have the sniffles, stuffy noses, nasal congestion, a dry cough or sneeze frequently, it could be due to the crawlspace. Encapsulating the crawl space could lessen your allergy symptoms by making it more difficult for mold and mildew to grow there. Contact us online at CrawlSpace.com today to learn more about our crawlspace encapsulation services in Indiana.