Crawl Space Moisture And Your Allergy Problems

It’s that time in Tennessee again – yellow pollen covering everything and rain, rain, rain. April showers bring May flowers, but it also causes moisture in your crawl space if it is vented. It is believed that up to forty percent of the air on the first floor of a home comes from the crawl space. So, it’s no wonder that crawl space moisture contributes to the moisture inside the house. You may be asking, “How does this relate to allergy problems?”

The Connection between Crawl Space Moisture and Allergies

Crawl Space Moisture Promotes Dust Mites
Dust mites are the number one indoor allergen, and they are in every home. They need a high relative humidity to live. And that’s why a crawl space with moisture in it can help dust mites thrive and multiply in your home. If you have moisture in the crawl space, it is definitely raising the humidity in your home.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Can Reduce Allergens in Your Home

By sealing off crawl space vents, encapsulating the space, and installation of a sump pump and/or dehumidifier, you protect the air in the home. This procedure stops humidity. It also stops pollen and mold spores from blowing into a vented crawl space. This, in turn, improves the air quality in your home, which also improves your allergies.

If Crawl Space Moisture Is a Problem, Call The Clean Air Co.

The professionals at The Clean Air Co. can recommend just what you need if you are having problems with your crawl space. Not everyone needs complete encapsulation for a crawl space. In some cases, installing a vapor barrier is a less expensive and adequate solution. It really depends on your particular crawl space. Call us for an inspection of your crawl space, and we can recommend only what you.

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