Why You Need to Call Your Insulation Specialist
While there are positives to having crawl space insulation, there are certain things you need to be aware of as a homeowner. 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. In certain kinds of weather and seasons, moisture can invade your house due to high humidity or floods. Your insulation, if not placed in a location where it can be protected from the rain, will not be able to protect your home if it’s damaged by ongoing rain or other kinds of storms. 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.
If an insulation specialist isn’t around to ensure that crawl space insulation isn’t applied well or if the proper type of insulation isn’t being used, then a lot of your insulation problems will arise. With crawl spaces located in vents, everything should take place between the floor supports, water pipes, and in the vents themselves. If you are working with a professional insulation specialist, they should be installing your new insulation for your crawl space in the perimeter walls of your home. If your insulation specialist discovers that your house has standard fiberglass insulation, they will recommend that they install another type of insulation for you due to the fact that your current one will absorb moisture and cause it to spread mold and mildew. 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. In order to create proper nests and store their food, mice and rats will use fibrous insulation to meet their needs. 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. 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.
If your crawl space insulation is showing signs of wear and tear, the protection that it had provided you is coming to a gradual halt. The wear and tear is commonly a result of excessive removal and change as homeowners update their homes. If insulation is beginning to fall out of place over an extended period of time, you should get in contact with your insulation specialist so that they can replace it with stronger material.