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What Can I Do to Control Humidity and Mold in My Crawl Space?

What Can I Do to Control Humidity and Mold in My Crawl Space?
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All that salt water right outside our doors, hurricanes creeping farther up the coast every season, and tornadoes right next door―it’s no longer a matter of if, it’s when will our Virginia Beach homes take on water.

We’ve discussed the advantages of dehumidifiers for your basement in previous blogs, but not everyone in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area has a basement. If you have a crawlspace, water collecting just below the main floor of your home is just as big a problem as any other water hazard your home may face. The same dehumidifiers we recommended for your basement are the same ones that will help mitigate the moisture in your crawlspace.

 

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The soil that supports your foundation soaks up water; your foundation soaks up water, and so do the floorboards that support your whole house. Once all that gets wet and stays wet, it begins to mold or rot. Decay means your floors begin to sag, creak, and bounce. Essentially, everything that keeps your home standing upright is being eaten by fungi. Your home is no longer habitable when they’re done eating.

Virginia Foundation Solutions is the best in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas when it comes to saving and protecting your home from water damage and humidity. We like dehumidifiers because they are effective at controlling crawlspace moisture, and they’re portable so they can be located in areas that require the most attention.

Water creates expensive damages, and like fire, can destroy your home. And because half of the air you breathe inside your home is filtered through your crawlspace, anyone in your family who suffers from allergies or lung dysfunction could experience very serious health problems.

 

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You can’t ignore water and humidity problems in your crawlspace. If left unmitigated, you run the risk of extensive and costly repairs down the road, or even the complete loss of your home. If you have health problems, you run an even more serious risk. If you have water under your house, contact Virginia Foundation Solutions today. We will test the humidity and water levels beneath your home and recommend the right dehumidifier, crawlspace vapor barrier, or drainage solution perfect for your situation. We are the experts in Virginia Beach when it comes to protecting our neighbors and the community from the dangers that water in your crawlspace poses to your health and your home. Reach out to our team of experts now!

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