If you’ve lived in East Alabama very long, you fully understand how important that family unit is to our way of life. Raising kids and having a family is one of the greater joys in life, but it doesn’t come without its challenges. When you bring a newborn home from the hospital, they usually still have that precious, newborn baby smell. But as our kids grow into adolescents, then teenagers, that precious smell has worn off quite a bit. You may be used to have musty smells in your home, stemming from the kid’s rooms, or from the bathroom.
But if you have a problem with your crawl space, you could very well have that same kind of musty stank all over your home, and it may have nothing to do with raising teenagers. The unpleasant smells in your homes may have to do with various types of crawl space damage, and the musty odors could be invading your entire home from below your home and through your ventilation system. If you have musty odors in home or business settings in East Alabama, FoundationRX can help you diagnose your situation, and tell if you have crawl space damage.
One of the most common Symptoms of Crawl Space Damage is musty odors inside your home, business, or other building structure that has a crawl space. Because of the design and function of crawl spaces, the air under your home becomes cycled underneath, and thereby gains easy access to your ventilation system, provided your ductwork is under your home. Whether or not it gets inside your HVAC system, musty odors will find their way into the house from your crawl space area, and find their way right to your nose, mouth, and eventually your lungs. Various gasses can even seep into your home or ventilation system from below, including radon. Not only are the musty smells and gasses unpleasant, but they are potentially harmful, and they could indicate major problems with your home’s foundation.
It would be easy to dismiss musty odors and smells, especially if you have kids. It’s easy to become “nose-blind” to the smells in your home, but this could be exceptionally harmful. If you or someone else in your home notices the general presence of musty smells, or the unpleasantness increases when your heat or ac kick on, it’s time to assess your crawl space situation. There is no charge and no obligation for any of our FREE on-site assessments, so you’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Protect the integrity of your home, and call the foundation repair specialists from FoundationRX, today!