“Out of sight and out of mind” is an old saying that many people adhere to. This adage can refer to people, situations, and even certain sections of a home. Attics, basements and crawl spaces, are hardly ever noticed until a problem occurs. Perhaps you have lived in your Indianapolis home for over a decade and never realized what you crawl space has been trying to tell you. Moldy odors and a sudden presence of insects could be living in this area that you have never checked.
Why Crawl Space Maintenance is Important
Most crawl spaces have no barrier from the damp ground that is sure to exist in a dark enclosed area. As the bare earth in this part of the home has no way of gaining fresh air, it is left to become damp and moldy.