While the warm weather is great for your tan, it creates moisture problems in your home. And all of that extra moisture contributes to mold growth, wood rot and even insect infestation.
Mold and wood rot thrive in warmer, humid environments - like your crawl space. And insects eat mold, and the floor joists softened by wood rot. After the insects have hunkered down in your crawl space, rodents will follow. Rats and mice eat insects and will follow the easiest to find food source. So you can see it's a viscous cycle.
The stack effect only makes these problems worse. Jesse Waltz, PE explains the stack effect and how it can create problems in your home:
So you can see how this warmer weather can create some serious crawl space problems.
Want to know how to stop crawl space problems in their tracks? Encapsulate! Learn more by checking out these resources:
- What causes crawl space problems?
- Crawl space moisture solutions
- Science and Sense of Crawl Space Encapsulation
- Crawl Space Encapuslation vs Pest Control Companies