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Poor Indoor Air Quality Is Due to Your Crawl Space

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Today, more than ever before, people are concerned about indoor air quality — and rightly so.

After all, most people spend more time indoors than they do outdoors. Sadly, believe it or not, indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to most studies.

The causes of indoor air pollution are many. Chemicals in the home, including chemicals from building materials, emit volatile organic compounds that can contribute to a wide range of health problems. Mold and mildew can trigger severe asthma and allergic reactions, and particulates from furnishings, building materials and even dirt from within the home can trigger allergies and other respiratory issues.

Poor indoor air quality means you and your family are breathing air that is not healthy.

For many people, though, the biggest culprit of poor indoor air quality lurks under their home, hidden away and rarely seen. Of course we’re talking about the crawl space.

Up to to 50% of the air found in your living space finds its way up from your crawl space below. A wet crawl space with a dirt floor and mold or mildew growing means that the air inside your living area contains dirt particles and mold and mildew spores that have made their way into the air that you breathe. If you don’t believe that air from your crawl space makes its way into your home, spray a little paint into your crawl space opening (don’t do this if you have a furnace or other heat source inside your crawl space) and then see how quickly this spray paint smell makes its way into your home above! It won’t take but a few seconds.

Basement Authority of West Virginia offers a solution to the wet, dirty, moldy crawl space problem. We encapsulate and insulate your crawl space, turning your crawl space into air that is as clean or cleaner than the air inside the rest of your home. Our system seals out any dirt, water or moisture, preventing mold and mildew from growing inside your crawl space by controlling moisture, which serves as the fuel for mold and mildew growth.

Not only does this make your indoor air much healthier, but it also makes your home more comfortable and saves you money on your monthly heating and cooling costs. Problems solved!

Your lungs, allergies, asthma and pocketbook will thank us!

Contact Basement Authority of West Virginia today for a FREE, no obligation estimate. Give us the opportunity to show you how we can make your indoor air cleaner, your home more comfortable and your energy bills lower!

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