Why You Need to Call Your Insulation Specialist
As a homeowner, your top priority is making sure that your home is safe and well, starting with your crawl space insulation. When applied properly, crawl space insulation can be protected from rodents, overflowing water, and high humidity levels. If any of these problems do occur though, don’t hesitate to call your local insulation specialist so that they can help you against the perpetrators.
Liquids, such as water, is an all too common ailment for your insulation that often results in bringing forth mold, mildew, and other health hazards for you and your family. If your house is in a location where there is a high chance that it will come into contact with water, such as with storms, there is the strong possibility that moisture will invade your home and do damage to your insulation. Events such as incessant rain and flooding can do serious damage to your insulation. By calling an insulation specialist, they will be able to install a flood pump or a proper seal to keep the moisture away and protect your insulation against moisture.
Most, if not all, your insulation problems will come about if it’s not installed correctly or if the wrong kind of insulation is used. With crawl spaces located in vents, everything should take place between the floor supports, water pipes, and in the vents themselves. A professional insulation specialist will explain to you all the steps they will take while saving your protected crawl space, including how they will work it into the perimeter walls. If you happen to have standard fiberglass insulation, this will pose another problem towards moisture and mold since it holds in liquid. However, your insulation specialist can save your house and your health if they apply a spray foam insulation system with a moisture preventive feature.
Often times, crawl space insulation is left out just so that pests from all around can crawl in and make your insulation their place to stay. Insulation such as fiberglass is commonly used by mice and rats for creating their home and getting food. But as the rodents make themselves at home within the fiberglass, you and your family will get sick due to their urine and feces if they are not taken care of as soon as possible. Other bugs such as ants and termites can forage their way through spray form insulation and make that their homes or work as a pathway into your own home. If you are quick to spot the problem and to call your insulation specialist, they will be able to point you towards insulation products that will deter the insects away from your home and crawl space.
Another reason to call your insulation specialist is if your crawl space insulation is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. This often happens when changes around the house are being made, such as home remodels and furniture reassignment, and the insulation is removed or shifted to allow room. Another reason why an insulation specialist needs to replace insulation is because gravity has caused it to fall away from their positions.