Common Crawl Space Problems

Crawl spaces are dirty and damp by their nature. Over time, excess moisture can lead to decay in wooden floor joists and other issues that are damaging to both your home’s value and your family’s safety. If you’re unsure about whether or not your crawl space is in need of repair, take a look at the list of common symptoms of crawl space issues in Omaha and western Iowa. 

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High Humidity

Having excess humidity in your crawl space can lead to high humidity levels inside your home. Plus, any standing or pooling water in your crawl space can lead to mold growth which affects the health of the home’s inhabitants.

High Utility Bills

Are your electricity bills higher than you think they should be? It could be the high humidity in your home due to an unsealed crawl space. Humid air is harder to heat and cool than drier air, so your HVAC system has to work even harder to keep up.

Musty Odors/Mold Growth

If you’ve noticed musty odors in your crawl space or in areas of your main floor that sit above the crawl space, they could indicate a more sinister issue. Mold growth on the wooden beams that support your home can lead to structural failure or worsening symptoms for those with asthma or respiratory issues.

Sagging Floors

Because your home is supported by wooden frames and beams, an unsealed crawl space with high levels of moisture and humidity can cause the supports to weaken and degrade with time. Eventually, this can cause the floors on your main level to become saggy, bouncy, uneven, or soft in some areas. 

Unwanted Pests

Any unwanted critters in your home cause problems, whether they are bugs, mice, rats, snakes, or worse. These pests can destroy your plumbing and HVAC fixtures below the house, so keeping them away is a must.

Contact CLS About Your Crawl Space Issues

If you’ve noticed any of these familiar symptoms of crawl space problems, the team at CLS has repair solutions to fit your needs. Call our office or contact us online to schedule a no-obligation crawl space inspection.