Going by the mystic way, the cools and darks invite unwanted elements!
But is it accurate for our business?
Yes, it is!
Crawl Spaces are one of the most inviting spaces of the house that serve as breeding grounds for nasty and undesirable pests, which can cost you dangerously. The lack of accessibility in these places leaves them unmonitored, and it becomes easy for hazards to breed there for extended periods. These unhygienic places invite truckloads of problems into the house, whether it is due to damp surfaces or the presence of molds. Today, GTAInspectors- a property snagging company, will take you on a tour of your crawl spaces so that you are alert to the dangers that can accompany you!
1.Molds and fungus:
Molds and fungus look for areas that are cold and inaccessible. They can cause serious health concerns and lead to decay in the wood portions of the house. These vents and crawl spaces are the doors for airborne spaces to enter the home, which can cause allergic reactions, irritants, and toxic substances called mycotoxins. We refer to allergies as sneezing, runny nose, skin rashes, and red eyes. Moreover, selling or purchasing properties with molds and fungus is a difficult nut to crack.
2.Increased Pest Activity:
Dirty crawl spaces help in providing an environment highly enjoyed by pests, including ants and termites. The increased activity of problems can cause structural damage to the property. Also, one must beware of the possibility of pesticides where pests are on the scene. Crawl spaces may also be home to snakes, spiders, bees, and scorpions that can pose life-threatening dangers to you.
Rodents in crawl spaces are a common encounter!
In our journey of property inspections, we have encountered various incidents wherein the crawl spaces have been home to rodents carrying pathogens that can result in Hantavirus. Crawlspaces are generally dark and composed of areas lacking ultraviolet (UV) radiation that inactivates the virus. This can lead to HCS- Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome characterized by headaches, fever, difficulty breathing, and, often cause, death.
So, there is a high need for you to be alert!
4.Dampness due to standing water:
Dampness in closed areas is customary!
Water seepage hosts many supplementary problems, such as - microbial growth, odors, damage to stored belongings, and even the possibility of electric shocks.
Talking to the basics, an unstable structure won’t fetch you well in the long run. Such systems are easily pinned, trapped, or even crushed due to such weak areas of the house. Therefore, the team taking up the inspection process must be careful about the uneven spaces and take full precautions.
6.Invitation to unwanted heat energy:
If you feel you’re in a spa rather than your home, something’s wrong with the place!
And to a surprise, it is indeed the usually ignored space of the house. Well, you guessed it right again- It is the crawl space.
The dampness leads to moisture and humidity in the air of the house. Humidity levels above 60 percent can result in severe health issues, mold, and mildew.
7.Unpleasant and musty odors:
Thorough cleanings also leave you with stinky and musty odors. Do you know why?
It’s because you miss out on these crawl spaces home to dust and stinks. The nasty smells from damp insulations, pest wastes, or any other nuisances could waft up from these spaces.
But can we fix these problems?
Of course, we can!
The very first step involved is going through a professional home inspection process.
Only a property inspector can understand the depth of any accessible or inaccessible corner of your house and give you a clear picture of what’s up with that section. GTA Inspectors provide reliable crawl space repair and encapsulation solutions that are permanently going to protect your home. Our protection means include vapor barriers, vent covers, and energy-efficient dehumidifiers. Moreover, every solution of ours is customizable as per your needs.
So, next time you spot dampness in the air of your home or maybe witness some pest activity, we hope you will be alerted to the right place. And if the problem goes beyond control, don’t worry; we are here for you!
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