Mold and Mildew
One of the biggest health risks associated with old or damaged crawl space insulation is the growth of mold and mildew. Damp crawl spaces breed mold and mildew. Mold can induce asthma and allergies and as well lowers immunity. If your crawl space smells musty or has mold development, act immediately.
In the mid-1900s, asbestos was employed in building. It insulated crawl spaces, attics, and other buildings. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to both mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos testing is essential if your crawl space has original insulators.
Rodents and insects love crawlspaces. Pests can induce asthma, allergies, and other respiratory disorders. They can degrade insulators and cause gaps, allowing more infiltration.
Old crawl space insulation can reduce energy efficiency and pose health risks. Inadequate insulator application lets air escape via the crawl area, raising energy expenditures. It might make your home uncomfortable and lower your quality of life.
It's critical that you secure and insulate your crawl area. If you see mold, vermin, or old or broken crawl space insulation, act immediately. Upgrading crawl area insulation protects your family's health and boosts home comfort and energy efficiency.