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. If the crawl space insulation isn’t installed properly, then as time goes on and it becomes more exposed to the elements, such as water, rodents, and heat, the protection it was meant to give you will fall away. But if homeowners were to hire an experience insulation specialist, they will be able to help the homeowners by installing the insulation properly and look out for the hazards that will degrade the insulation’s protection potential.
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. Most of the time, water can come into your house via your crawl space due to direct exposure or temperatures that bring about high humidity. Such instances of water damage can come from rain storms and/or flooding. But if you call a professional insulation specialist and entrust your crawl space insulation to them, they will apply the proper protection that will keep moisture away from your insulation.
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. When the insulation procedure is being taken care of around the vent area, the primary locations are found around the vent itself and the water pipes. Any insulation procedures done to the unprotected crawl space by your insulation specialist needs to be set in 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.
Another thing that your specialist will look out for is an uncovered and pest riddled insulation space. A type of insulation that rodents often use for their home and food needs are fibrous, such as can be found in fiberglass. Unfortunately, while the rodents are making a home in your fiberglass insulation, they are causing health risks for you via their urine and fecal matter. Also, while your spray foam insulation will keep the rodents away, they are still are risk due to the ants and termites who will try to dig their way in through the material. 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.
Continuous usage will cause the crawl space insulation to wear down over time and cause your protection to dwindle. 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. An insulation specialist might also be needed if the insulation sags away from their floor supports.