Smells That Hint at the Need for Vapor Barriers and Crawl Space Encapsulation!

Posted - January 15, 2021
Bad Smell In House From Air Conditioner

Your home should always smell fresh! However, a contaminated crawl space can leave even the cleanest home smelling rather odorous. If you start to notice that your home isn’t smelling its best no matter how much you clean, you may have a problem beneath your home that is impacting your overall home health.

Here’s a look at some of the most common crawl space odors that leave owners frustrated and how a crawl space maintenance expert  from Advanced Home Comfort can help!

Rodent Droppings

Mice and rats love to seek shelter in the crawl spaces beneath our homes. Unfortunately, left uncontrolled, this means that their urine and feces will build up beneath your home and seep through the air vents connected to your crawl space.

This isn’t just an unpleasant odor, it’s one that can make your family very sick. A Crawl space encapsulation from Advanced Home Comfort can provide a barrier between the dirt and your home that keeps bad smells away while the rodent problem is taken care of.

Deceased Animals

Sometimes, animals like opossums and other rodents use crawl spaces as their final resting place. This can leave a rotting stench within a home that can seem impossible to trace until a crawl space inspection occurs.

You should regularly check your crawl space for evidence of critters and avoid this problem. However, as an extra precaution, we recommend installing crawl space encapsulation to ensure that even if a rodent slips by your watch, your family won’t face any unexpected surprises.

Vapor Barriers Help Prevent Musty Mold

When moisture enters your crawl space, mold and mildew quickly follow. This not only creates an energy efficiency problem in your system, but also permeates a musty scent that is both unpleasant and unhealthy for your family.

Advanced Home Comfort can install a vapor barrier within your crawl space that helps prevent all of these serious problems. Vapor barriers create a wall between natural moisture and your home that stops mold and mildew from growing in your crawl space. Moisture control is essential to your home’s health, and our team has the tools and capabilities to keep your home mold-free.


Most crawl spaces are directly connected to the dirt beneath your home. Unfortunately, organic matter in dirt like dead leaves and manure can create a smell that creeps into the home and disrupts the air quality.

Dirt can also be a magnet for moisture that causes mold problems that extend beyond a foul stench. Our home health professionals can quickly determine the best solution for dealing with the soil beneath your home.


Previous homeowners and contractors may not have been as clean as you. Trash from former projects could have been left beneath your home. Junk like old paint cans and other construction clutter that doesn’t belong in your crawl space can start to smell over time.

Fortunately, a quick cleanup beneath your home can resolve this issue, but you’ll never truly know the problem until crawl space professionals have had the opportunity to properly inspect your home.

Install Effective Crawl Space Solutions Today with Advanced Home Comfort

Your home’s air quality should be in top shape during the new year. The experienced home health team at Advanced Home Comfort can help you take essential maintenance measures that will keep your home comfortable and safe for your family.

Trust us to perform a thorough inspection of your home and provide you with the solutions you need to keep unwanted crawl space odors out.

Contact us today to schedule our inspection services.