Posted by Management Staff on 25th Apr 2017
Plumbing leaks and crawlspaces – two things no one likes to think about or talk about. Still, it is the wise homeowner that does so anyway. Without proper attention, these two can add up to one big headache. Kudos to you for getting ahead of the problem. Here’s what you need to know.
Plumbing leaks can lead to big problems
You may not visit your crawlspace often but it should not be ignored. Your crawlspace has a direct impact on the air quality, temperature and health of your home. Moisture is the enemy of healthy crawlspaces. In fact, one of the best ways to prevent reduced quality of living in your home is to eliminate moisture in the crawlspace. Obviously, plumbing leaks are an unwelcome source of moisture.
Address leaks immediately
Visually inspect your crawlspace periodically to be sure there are no leaks. Taking the out of sight, out of mind approach could potentially mean unaddressed leaks that continue for months. You may not notice a difference in the water bill but there are sure consequences, such as:
The bottom line is, ignoring the problem will not make it go away. It will only get bigger and more expensive to manage.
After you identify and address the plumbing leak, you will need to dry out your crawlspace and consider moisture prevention strategies. Crawlspace Depot has the supplies and advice you need to get and keep your crawlspace dry. From sump pumps to odor removers and dehumidifiers, we’ve got you covered. If you are considering closing your crawlspace we are your expert source, ready to help you get the job done right. Moisture is the enemy of healthy crawlspaces and homes. Keep yours dry and enjoy a more comfortable home with Crawlspace Depot. We can help.
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