Many Tacoma residential properties have basements, and the property owners who call them home probably realize basements have a tendency to leak or otherwise collect moisture. Homeowners whose properties do not include basements may be letting out a sigh of relief and thinking they dodged a bullet but, unfortunately, this is not always the case. Crawl spaces are equally common culprits for leaks, humidity, mold, and many other problems. That’s why crawl space insulation in Tacoma WA is so important. By calling a company like Mountain View Insulation, residents can ensure their crawl spaces are safe. Below are just a few of the reasons to make the call today.
Keep Water Out
Crawlspaces with dirt floors create literally no moisture barrier. It is more or less guaranteed a crawlspace that has not been properly insulated and encapsulated will be a humid and unpleasant place. This may not seem like a big deal given no one lives in crawl spaces, but homeowners could be making good use of that space for storage.
Stop the Proliferation of Mold
One potentially dangerous effect of allowing moisture to accumulate, even in uninhabited spaces like crawl spaces, is that it encourages the growth of mold. Mold propagates itself via air-borne spores, which can very easily transport themselves around the home. Those with allergies or other breathing problems will likely be the first to notice health troubles, but breathing in mold spores is dangerous for even otherwise healthy individuals. Keeping the water out and stabilizing the temperatures in crawl spaces prevents potentially hazardous molds from growing.
Maintain Stable Temperature
Affordable crawl space insulation in Tacoma WA helps to maintain stable temperatures as well as keep out moisture. This also helps prevent the growth of mold and creates extra usable space in the home. No one wants to store valuable or sentimental belongings in a space that isn’t heated or moisture-controlled, as the inevitable result will be property damage. Make use of that crawl space while simultaneously ensuring higher air quality throughout the home. Look into crawl space insulation, encapsulation, and the experienced technicians who provide these services today.