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by Susana · July 29, 2014

Crawlspace: Musty and Moldy Odors

One of the most common crawlspace issues is a unpleasant smelly crawlspace. Most explain the smell as musty or moldy.When homeowners, begin to notice a musty smell in their living space then it is a big problem. Musty or moldy smells can travel through the crawlspace and into the living area of a home and you breathe in the same air in the crawlspace. In order to create a healthy indoor environment you need to find the problem in the crawlspace. There are different problems that can cause an odor to grow:

  • Odor exists in a crawlspace when there is standing water.
  • The smell can grow when it is hot humid air is entering into the crawlspace.
  • The smell can come from the moisture in the ground.
  • Animals can be found in the crawlspace and animals can be decomposing.

Since the crawlspace is the largest source of moisture in a home it is important to understand what problems and sources can cause an odor to exist in the crawlspace. If there is mold in a crawlspace, mold spores can disseminate and spread throughout the home and expose people to unhealthy respiratory illnesses. Working with a professional can help you find the right solution to create a healthy environment for your home. If you have any questions regarding mold, Alliance Environmental Group Inc’s environmental division specializes in mold removal. Click here to learn more information on the services we provide.

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