October is “Crawl Space Month”
- October 25, 2022
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Here at Value Dry Waterproofing, October is “Crawl Space Month.” When you are preparing your home for winter, looking at your crawl space is a good idea. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to protect your family and your biggest investment, your home.
Here are reasons why October is “Crawl Space Month” and why you should call Value Dry Waterproofing at the onset of the Fall season:
The drop in outside temperatures causes the floors above your crawl space to be cold. Open crawl space vents allow drafts through older homes, causing homeowners to reach for those darn fuzzy slippers again. Yes, you’ll probably get another new pair as a gift for the holidays. Just what you wanted, right?
SMELLS AND ODORS
We often hear our customers complain about smells and odors when their heat starts to kick on. If your crawl space is in disarray with wet deteriorating building materials like rotting wood or paper-backed insulation, your crawl space probably needs attention. An important part of healthy indoor air quality is a clean, dry crawl space. Studies have shown that as much as 40% of the air in your home comes from your crawl space.
We all want to avoid plumbing problems and if your crawl space is cold because it is not properly encapsulated, your plumbing pipes could freeze when it gets really cold.
Seasonal changes cause vermin, large and small, to move from their fair weather homes outside, to the cozy and inviting INSIDE of your home. The last thing you want are these dirty, smelly roommates setting up residence in your crawl space!
Crawl spaces can be easily overlooked when you think about the value and safety of your home. We often address this area after another contractor like an HVAC, pest, or plumbing professional notices that you have water seepage, puddles, or fallen insulation in your crawl space when performing repairs under your home. Asides from being a less-than-desirable place to work for these contractors, these issues are detrimental to the health and safety of your family and home.
These issues can lead to mold and mildew growth, window condensation, cupping, soft or separating flooring above the crawl space, and high heating and cooling costs. However, when you get your crawl space issues remedied by Value Dry Waterproofing you know you are doing everything possible to protect your investment, your families health and you Reclaim Your Territory™.
Call Value Dry in October, “Crawl Space Month,” because it is the perfect time to address any of these issues that could negatively impact your crawl space in the coming winter months. Having your crawl space inspected and encapsulated by professionals provides you the peace of mind you need as the holidays approach and family and friends come a-callin’.
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Speaking of crawl spaces, Halloween is right around the corner and we have surprising stories about some of the things our team has found in crawl spaces over the past 20 years. These stories are scarier than any “ghost” story you have ever heard around the camp fire.
We are going to share their terrifying and surprising stories with you later this month.
Right now though, do yourself and your family a favor and give us a call at (888) 768-2583 or send us a message and we will scamper or slither right out and take a look at your creepy crawl space!