Why should I care about my crawl space?
Many Maine & New Hampshire homeowners don’t realize how important their crawl space is to the health and energy efficiency of their home. We only think of our crawl spaces when we notice that damp, musty odor that lingers in our living areas. We like to pretend that the crawl space doesn’t have any effect on our home as long as we don’t open the hatch.
Your crawl space is actually one of the most important rooms in your home. The health of your home begins in the crawl space!
The natural airflow in the home has a “chimney” or “stack effect.” Outside air is drawn into the home through dirt crawl space floors and porous foundation walls. The air then rises, like the air within a chimney, throughout the upper levels of the house. What this means is that the air that you and your family breathe each and every day comes from your dirty, smelly crawl space. Studies have shown that up to 60% of the air that you breathe on the first floor of your home comes from the crawl space or basement.
This is why your crawl space is so important to your health!
The air in a humid crawl space is full of mold, fungi, dust mites and other allergens. Breathing in this air can lead to increased symptoms in regards to allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. It is very important to correct this potentially hazardous situation before problems occur or get worse!
Basement Authorities NH has the widest range of permanent solutions to rectify the problems that lead to these unhealthy conditions!