Many homes come equipped with crawl spaces. While crawlspaces can be convenient when accessing electrical wiring, HVAC Systems, Water Heaters, ductwork, plumbing, drainpipes, and insulation is needed, they are relatively easy to forget about. However, this “out of sight, out of mind” mentality can get you into a lot of trouble, especially if you’re not proactive in having your crawlspace inspected on a regular basis.
Water and moisture are the # 1 enemy of any home. Where a crawlspace is wet, moist and humid, mold, mildew and wood rot thrive. In addition, your home’s foundation and floor structure are key components to a well-maintained home. Excessive moisture presence or water intrusion into your foundation walls and the crawlspace area can easily result in serious damage to the homes support beams, floor joist, subfloor, and insulation. Any of which, can result in significant repair and replacement cost. Finally, the presence of crawlspace issues encourages the presence of wood destroying insects and other pest.
Taking your crawlspace seriously and having it inspected to ensure it is dry and free of issues is essential to sound responsible home ownership.
At Sentry Inspection Services, we are fully nationally trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants to conduct full crawlspace inspections that can identify potentially harmful fungi, wood destroying insects, wood rot, leaking or busted plumbing pipes, faulty electrical wiring, damaged HVAC systems and ductwork, faulty moisture barriers, damaged foundation walls and support pillars, and damaged insulation. Any of which, can present a dangerous scenario to the health and safety of you and your family.