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Issues You May Have To Deal With In Your Crawlspace

Your crawlspace is easy to forget about. After all, it does not get a high level of traffic and is usually not something that comes up in typical conversation. However, your crawlspace is imperative to the overall health of your home and your family. When something goes wrong in a crawlspace, it can result in expensive crawl space damage repair in Portland, especially if it goes for a long time without detection. Routine checks are recommended for crawlspaces, and if anything unusual is detected, contacting an experienced crawlspace contractor is probably one of your better options. Keep a lookout for the following issues that may occur.

Structural Damage

Structural damage can threaten the safety of you and your family and greatly reduce the overall value of your home. Whether it is damage to the wood or the foundation, crawlspace damage is very serious and needs to be addressed as soon as possible before worse damage can occur. Over time, if these things are allowed to fester, you may be in for significant repair costs that will take a lot of time to finish. Be aware of crawlspace issues and keep up on the state of your crawlspace.

Mold

Besides cracking and breakages and other forms of structural issues, mold can become something very serious. Not only will mold and excessive moisture rot out wood and damage the air in the crawlspace, it can also be threatening to your overall health, as well as the health of your family. Mold is caused when excessive moisture meets up with exposed insulation. Mold, mildew, and fungus grow due to the moisture. This is especially problematic in the Pacific Northwest, where rain is a common occurrence. The spores from the mold spread easily and are very dangerous to breathe in.

Pests and Vermin

Moisture, besides providing an adequate environment for mold and other fungus growth, can also attract various forms of vermin. Insects and rodents are attracted to places where there is a consistent, reliable source of food and water. With excessive moisture, these pests get in and make their homes without any trouble at all. Keeping your crawlspace ventilated and clean with help ensure these pests do not set up shop.

If you have any trouble with these crawlspace issues, contact a contractor today who will be able to help you with crawlspace restoration. Getting the problems taken care of can improve the overall value of your home and lower the risk of health problems for you and your family.

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