You’ve had a fire in your home. Smoke has filled the air and left soot on the walls and ceiling. Now that the fire has been put out and the smoke has cleared, you’re wondering if there are any health risks associated with the residual soot. The answer is yes.
The crawlspace beneath your house is a dirt floor. It is not uncommon for this ground to be damp, especially (depending on where you live in the Bitterroot) during the spring runoff. When the ground in a crawlspace is wet, there is potential for damage to the home as well as health risks. Should I have a vapor barrier installed?