Why It’s Important to Remove Debris from Your Crawl Space

We’ve discussed why it’s crucial to have mold removed from your crawl space, but did you know that clearing away debris will also make a difference? We find many crawl spaces littered with debris such as paper, cardboard, wood from construction and insulation. This can lead to mold growth and more. Here’s a closer look at why it’s important to remove debris from your crawl space:


To avoid mold growth

Debris left in your crawl space can easily grow mold. Not only is mold bad for your health, but it will also cause the debris to decompose. This will result in a foul smell that may even enter your living space. Removing the debris from your crawl space reduces the opportunity for mold and odors.

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To keep the vapor barrier safe

Your crawl space’s vapor barrier covers the ground floor to prevent water vapor from evaporating out of the soil. Debris within your crawl space can easily puncture the vapor barrier, rendering it useless. Keeping your vapor barrier intact is vital for keeping moisture out of your crawl space.

To keep pests out

Certain types of debris might look like a cozy home for pests. That’s one more reason why removal of scraps of wood and other debris from the crawl space floor is imperative. Otherwise, you might end up with an even bigger problem, like excrement and even decaying flesh.

Allow EnviroGreen Boston to assess your crawl space for issues such as mold and debris. If we do find debris, we’ll remove it to reduce the opportunity for issues. To learn more, contact us at (844) 775-7700 today! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips.

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