As part of our Complete CrawlSpace service we have talked to you about the “stack effect”.  But what exactly is the “stack effect”?

As air enters the crawl space, the hot, moist, outside air meets the cool surfaces inside causing condensation to occur, which can lead to mold in your home.

As air enters the crawl space, the hot, moist, outside air meets the cool surfaces inside causing condensation to occur, which can lead to mold in your home.

As the air in your home warms, it rises and makes its way through the house and out of the roof.  This phenomenon is called the “stack effect”.  It causes the home to suck air up from the crawlspace into the main living area of the home.  Moist conditions in the crawlspace can lead to mold, mildew and other issues that compromise the air quality that comes up and through your home often aggravating breathing problems, such as asthma, and creating a variety of health-related problems.

We don’t have to explain to you the dangers of mold and mildew…we all know that these are harmful and you don’t want them in your home.  If you’re interested in finding out more information on how to keep the air in your home healthier for your family, call Northwest Exterminating at 888-466-7849 or visit us online.

Do you or anyone in your home suffer from breathing problems, such as asthma?