Caring for Your North Carolina Home’s Crawl Space

Caring for Your North Carolina Home’s Crawl Space

Every homeowner should ensure their home’s temperature is consistent for comfortable living. Unfortunately, your crawl space could contribute to your home’s ever-changing temperature. Crawl spaces can be impacted by moisture and pests, making it essential to fix these issues promptly. Read on to learn more about crawl space care for your home.

Moisture in Your Crawl Space

Living in the southeast can bring high humidity. This humidity contributes to conditions suitable for fungi growth and wood rot. Over time, these conditions can cause severe health issues for family members who suffer from asthma and allergies. If you notice excessive moisture in your crawl space and North Carolina home, it’s best to resolve it in a timely manner.

Pests in Your Crawl Space

After the warmer months leave, your crawl space might become a refuge for pests and wildlife. Some pests that might seek shelter and comfort in your crawl space include ants, crickets, spiders, mice, and cockroaches. Termites will also find it easier to eat away at our home’s structure if it is moist enough.

Crawl Space Care Tips

Enclosing or encapsulating your crawl space is one of the best methods for taking care of your crawl space, although there are some do-it-yourself crawl space care measures you can implement on your own to improve the health of your home’s crawl space.

  • Eliminate moisture by repairing leaky faucets and clearing clogged drains
  • Seal any exterior cracks or holes to keep pests from easily accessing your home
  • Eliminate any additional food supplies and hiding places for pests and wildlife, such as woodpiles stored near your home
  • Replace any loose mortar around foundations and weatherstripping around windows and doors.

If you suspect you have pest infestations or moisture problems in your crawlspace, reach out to a pest control company near you to schedule a free inspection and receive the best plan of action today!

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