Water damage is never good, but sometimes it can be difficult to spot, especially in places like your crawlspace that you probably don’t check every day. Hiring a crawlspace inspection service is a great way to scope out warning signs of water damage without you having to go down there.
There are a few common signs that point towards crawlspace water damage. Here are some of them:
- Flooding or pooling water. Standing water is not something you want in your crawlspace. If there is water present, your home’s sub-flooring could be negatively affected and even begin to warp, which in turn can affect your home’s structural integrity.
- Discolored foundation walls. When moisture gets into your foundation walls, it will often discolor them, typically in the form of dark spots.
- Mold growth. Mold can cause a lot of issues for your health. Any sign of mold should be checked out immediately, including within your crawlspace, as much of the air inside your home comes from your crawlspace, and mold spores can easily infiltrate the air and your lungs. Mold thrives in dark and moist environments, so a mold presence in your crawlspace likely points to water damage of some kind.
- Increased pests. Bugs and other pests are attracted to moist insulation, wood, and other parts of your crawlspace. If you’ve noticed an increased amount of pest activity in your crawlspace, water damage may be the culprit.
If you have water damage in your crawlspace, we at Carolina Crawlspace Pros are here to help. We can repair the damages in your crawlspace, as well as recommend steps to take to prevent a moisture problem, so call us today.