The crawl space is easily forgettable. It’s dark, damp, and hidden away like a secret. But it offers stability and how you treat it affects the rest of your home. Especially in the summer months, your crawl space needs attention! At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re here to help you with all your insulation needs. We service many areas in North Carolina, including but not limited to Burlington, Greensboro, Elon, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.
Summer is the best time to do maintenance checks all over your house, including your crawl space. Checking for leaks or damaged insulation is important because the heat can hurt the insulation and pipes that run throughout the lowest parts of your home. Make sure to check your crawl space insulation to see if there’s any water damage or wear and tear; those kinds of issues to your insulation can hike up your AC bill and allow for more water to enter your interior.
Most Common Crawl Space Issues
- Mold, Dust, etc: Mold loves moisture and your crawl space could be damp. Look for any signs of mold growth. This is toxic, so make sure to wear protective equipment. Any gaps in insulation can cause dust and allergen build up as well. Make sure your insulation is well-maintained to keep your air clean! You’ll save on tissues too!
- Rot: Many crawl spaces have wooden support. Moisture and heat can cause wood to rot. Call a professional to fix any and all rotted wood issues. These underlying support structures will continue decaying until they crumble under the weight of your home. Keep an eye out for settling floors or leaning walls, as they’re signs of impending structural collapse.
- Unclean insulation: Air from the outside won’t just cause breathing problems, it can also ruin your crawl space insulation. Fiberglass is susceptible to moisture. It sucks in moisture when exposed to humid conditions. The excess moisture will weigh it down, eventually causing it to fall off your crawl space walls and ceiling.
Your crawl space is an important space in your home. You cannot forget about it! Routine checks will ensure a healthy and safe environment for you and your loved ones. If you have questions about gutters or you would like to rely on professionals to do the job for you, call Alamance Insulation and Gutters. We service many areas in North Carolina, including but not limited to Burlington, Greensboro, Elon, Mebane, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. We’re happy to help with all your insulation and gutter needs!