Homeowners face several dangerous threats in their homes. Some of those threats include moisture, dampness, and humidity – and these are the primary sources of mold growth. And for areas such as the crawl space, moisture is a cause for concern.

Let’s consider a few ways in which a wet crawl space can affect the health of your home.

How a Wet Crawl Space can Threaten the Health of Your Home?

Mold

Mold thrives in areas that are dark, damp, and warm. Since mold can spread quickly, and even contaminate other areas of your home, it makes it very dangerous to your health as well as the health of your home.

Apart from the fact that it contaminates and defaces the area on which it grows, it presents several health risks to you, your family, and pets who are breathing the air.

Odor

Offensive odors can come from a wet crawl space, thereby making it unpleasant and very difficult to breathe in your home. The odors may not only indicate the presence of mold in your home – but it could also suggest a structural damage due to excessive moisture over time.

Therefore, it is essential to check for odors so that you can identify the problem on time before it becomes a bigger problem that would cost more money to solve.

Structural decay

Along with bad odors and molds, moisture in the crawl space can lead to a structural decay of your home. A structural decay will present lasting and costly effects on the structural integrity of your home.

Pests

A structural decay, if not tackled promptly, may open the door pests to enter your home. Holes and flexible spaces caused by structural decays give pests a new entrance into your home, which presents another problematic issue for the future. 

If you identify the presence of mold growth in your crawl space, or you perceive any foul odors that suggest the presence of mold, call mold remediation experts in Maryland – for inspection and treatment of your crawl space. 

AA Restoration is a leader in water and flood damage, mold remediation, fire and smoke restoration for residential and commercial customers in the Maryland area. Our mold remediation experts make every effort to complete projects on time, within budgetary guidelines, and with excellent customer service every step of the way.  

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