Keep your crawlspace clean and dry with our dehumidifying treatments.
Did you know that your crawlspace is an important contributor to the health of your household? For many of us in the Raleigh, North Carolina area who still have a dirt crawlspace, we might be exposing ourselves to hazardous health problems due to repeated and prolonged mold exposure. Mold is able to grow in many different places– all it needs is a little moisture. Because soil is always slightly damp from the water table below it, you can count on the soil in your crawlspace contributing to some kind of mold growth– major or minor. When you work with our experts here at Turners Underseal, you will find that our team can dry out your crawlspace, making your home a safe and comfortable place to live.
Mold in the crawlspace is often able to make its way through the floorboards, joists and ventilation system in your home. This means that, even though your crawlspace might seem separated from the rest of the home, the air is constantly intermingling and mixing. This can cause a variety of different issues and a host of health problems, including immune suppression and respiratory problems.
We have a variety of treatment methods that we use to ensure your crawlspace is clean, dry and safe for the rest of your home. One of the first things we do is check your space to determine measures that need to be taken. This means checking your wood and joists for moisture. We might also remove insulation that has been contaminated. If there is moisture or signs of mold, we clean and dry these spaces. We then install specialized dehumidifiers and liners for your crawlspace to ensure that it is able to stay dry and keep mold growth at bay. Once the process is complete, you can go from a home that is damp and might have a musty odor to one that is clean, dry and odorless. For more information about our variety of services regarding your crawlspace, please give us a call today.
Your Frequently Asked Questions About Crawlspaces Answered Here!
A crawlspace is an important part of many homes in the Raleigh area. A crawlspace is just a slightly elevated gap that allows for the pipes and ventilation of the home to be accessible from beneath. Some crawlspaces are made from cement, while others have beams and dirt flooring. Here at Turners Underseal, we want to help you keep your crawlspace clean and safe for your living spaces. We encounter many questions regarding crawlspaces, and we wanted to take a moment to answer some of them here:
Do I really need to worry about my crawlspace?
Yes. Your crawlspace can affect your living spaces in many different ways, including the air quality, the structural integrity of your flooring, and even energy efficiency.
How is crawlspace dehumidification different from encapsulation?
Crawlspace dehumidification keeps your crawlspace at the right humidity level so that it will not grow mold spores. Crawlspace encapsulation, on the other hand, involves placing sheeting all over the crawlspace that is meant to provide a physical barrier from mold spores coming out of the ground.
Can I stop my crawlspace from smelling musty?
Yes. Musty, stale smells usually come from mold or mildew. A crawlspace that we have treated should smell neutral or fresh.
What does my crawlspace have to do with my indoor air quality?
A crawlspace is physically separated from the living spaces, but the air flows between these spaces either way. If your crawlspace has mold spores growing, then they will make their way through the floorboards or ventilation to the interior of your home.