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How can you get rid of the mold smell coming up from a crawl space?

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No one enjoys the musty, moldy smell that wafts up from your home’s crawl space into your living areas. Maybe you only notice it when it’s wet or hot and humid outside. Or maybe you don’t smell it until after returning home from a few days away. (Do your family’s visitors get a whiff when they come in, too? How embarrassing!) 


Dirt crawl spaces are the ideal environment for mold, fungus, and rot, not to mention unwanted critters. All that “nature” comes with unique smells – which is okay when they’re outdoors, but not appealing when they’re inside your home. 


The good news is that nasty smells can be greatly reduced or eliminated with a few simple steps. 


Step 1: Fix any water leakage. If your crawl space leaks when it rains, you need to do something to control the groundwater. That starts with a sump pump system like our specially designed SmartSump and SmartDrain. 


Step 2: Isolate the house from the earth. Our CleanSpace crawl space liner stops water vapor from flowing up from the soil or through and off the crawl space walls. It’s also treated with an antimicrobial ingredient, so mold and bacteria won’t grow on it. 


Step 3: Seal open vents and outside air leaks. This will reduce humidity, making it more difficult for mold to grow (or critters to enter). Our CleanSpace vent covers seal tightly, look great on the outside of your home, and prevent outside air from entering the crawl space. 


Step 4: Dehumidify the air and eliminate condensation. This can be accomplished with our SaniDry Crawl Space Air System, which will keep the area dry and take away the damp smell and damp feeling year-round. 


Don’t let water, humidity, or mold in your crawl space continue to affect your family’s noses. Contact us today to make your home smell better and provide a welcoming retreat for your friends and loved ones.  

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