Is your first floor too cold? Insulate your crawl space! Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at (919) 321-9985 for expert Hillsborough insulation & crawl space repair, installation & replacement.
While you may not see it, your crawl space affects your home’s overall structural integrity and energy-efficiency. A crawl space’s joists and girders support the rest of your house. When you have excessive moisture, it weakens these support beams and needs to be repaired right away. A properly insulated crawl space can keep out cold drafts so your first floor flooring is not always freezing cold.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has helped numerous customers in and around Hillsborough, NC fix their crawl spaces. Trust our experienced and knowledgeable team of crawl space and insulation experts with the task of getting your crawl space in good shape. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee provides you with a full refund should you ever be unhappy with our work (but we don’t think you will!).
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How Does Moisture in Wood Affect Humidity?
There is a direct correlation between the level of moisture permeating the wood in your crawl space and the level of air humidity. The more moisture that has permeated the wood, the greater chance for termite infestations and mold or mildew growth. Once wood is rotted through, it will need to be ripped out and replaced — a costly procedure.
Moisture also attracts unwanted visitors such as termites, insects and rodents. These pests will gnaw away at the wood support beams, nest in the insulation and potentially create and spread allergens into your home.
The best way to prevent wood rot is to reduce the humidity levels in your basement. A few simple upgrades now could prevent a nightmare down the road.
Unchecked Mold Leads to Structural Damage
Older homes were built according to outdated building codes which didn’t properly account for incoming moisture and drafts. This is why so many homeowners in North Carolina have problems with maintaining proper humidity levels and minimizing outside air drafts.
So what exactly happens when mold is left unchecked in a crawl space and flourishes? Once mold starts spreading, it gets into the wood, insulation and even the walls and floor. This will cause damage to the insulation and more importantly the joists and girders that support the crawl space and your first floor. Over time, the first floor begins to sag and get pulled inwards.
If you’ve noticed the following signs, you may have a mold problem in your crawl space:
- Buckled hardwood floors.
- Uneven flooring that may sag or bounce.
- Musty or mildewy odors.
- Cracks in the wall.
- Doors that don’t close properly.
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Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning at (919) 321-9985 to book your crawl space appointment today. Let us help you repair your crawl space and properly seal it to prevent future problems.