Crawl Space Humidity
Maintaining humidity levels in your crawl space can help to prevent unfavorable and unhealthy conditions below your home. When this area is not properly sealed off from the outside environment, excessive humidity and moisture can get inside and cause problems.
Warning Signs of a Problem
- Home smells musty on the first and second floor.
- First level of the home feels un-level or as if it is sagging in spots.
- Noticeable mold can be seen growing on wooden supports and floor joists when doing a visual inspection beneath the home.
Dangers of High Humidity Levels
Too much moisture in the air can lead to the development of harmful mold and bacteria beneath your home. This is a dark green or black fungus which can cause a variety of serious health problems, including: respiratory problems, asthma attacks, skin rashes, eye irritation, allergies, headaches, fatigue, cold/flu-like symptoms, and other serious medical conditions. Additionally, it can weaken wooden materials beneath the home and eventually jeopardize its structural integrity. This, in turn, will significantly lower the value of the property.
To take care of the problem, St. Louis Basement Pros can install a dehumidification system to control the amount of moisture in the air. Installation is fast, easy, and there are different capacities available based on your home's unique needs.