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October is “Crawl Space Month”

Here at Value Dry Waterproofing, October is “Crawl Space Month”. When you are busy getting your home prepared for winter, addressing the issues that can arise in your home’s crawl space are an important part of winter preparedness. Don’t let any more of October pass you by before you think about how to protect your home and family!

Here are some of the reasons why we have named October “Crawl Space Month” and why you should call Value Dry Waterproofing at the onset of the Fall season:

COLD FEET

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, both which create odors, 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.

PLUMBING PROBLEMS

We all want to avoid plumbing problems and if your crawl space is cold because it is not properly encapsulated and conditioned your plumbing pipes could freeze when it gets really cold

UNWANTED CRITTERS

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!

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