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Check Your Crawlspace

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

With spring upon us, may people have spring cleaning on the brain. Often times that means you might freshen up the flower beds in front of your home, cleaning the inside top to bottom, and perhaps a little redecorating for the season change. One thing most people do not think about when they are in their spring cleaning mode is to take a peak in their crawlspace.

The changing seasons is also bringing a change in temperature and moisture. With the right temperature and moisture levels that can mean mold is blossoming like the new flowers. There are a couple easy ways to spot it before it becomes a big problem.

1 – Take a peak in that crawlspace of yours to see how everything looks. You want the vapor barrier to be neatly installed and fully intact without standing water on top of it. The vapor barrier helps to keep your crawlspace from being too high in moisture.

2 – Make sure your crawlspace vents and vent wells are free of debris. This will ensure there is ample air flow throughout. This will also make sure there is not an excess of water getting into your crawlspace.

If your vapor barrier is out of sorts or you see standing water call SERVPRO of Johnston County and we can address these issues for you.

Mold is the product of the perfect environment. Mold likes moisture from high humidity, high temperatures, darkness, and stagnant air. These four things can lead to a mold playground. If you see discoloration that you believe could be mold take a damp rag and wipe the surface. If the discoloration smears call SERVPRO of Johnston County for and inspection. If the discoloration does not smear, it could be something else.

When in doubt call SERVPRO of Johnston County at 919-359-2599. We would be happy to schedule an inspection.

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