A musty crawlspace smell could indicate you have mold.
Most crawlspaces are damp and dark, but they shouldn’t be smelly. If you have a musty smell in your crawlspace, you could also have a mold problem in this area of your home. Not only is mold in your home a health hazard, but so is having mold in your crawlspace. A huge portion of the air you breathe inside your home comes from your crawlspace, so it can bring mold spores along with it, which can cause certain health issues, especially if you have a compromised immune system or respiratory condition.
Besides harming your health, a musty smell in your crawlspace could indicate other issues. If there is mold down there, it can spread to the structure of your home, causing significant damage to your floorboards and joists. It can also create problems with your HVAC system and buckle your subfloors and wooden floors.
Although having a moldy crawlspace can be serious, there’s no reason to panic. At Turners Underseal, we are here to help and can complete a thorough inspection of your crawlspace. During this inspection, we’ll look out for any issues and contributing factors we can spot. And once we’re done, we’ll devise a plan to correct these problems and eliminate that musty smell coming from your crawlspace.
We provide an effective alternative to traditional crawlspace encapsulation that will get great results for your home in the Greenville, North Carolina area. For more information about our approach to drying out crawlspaces, get in touch with us today.