5 episodes

Welcome to "Healthy Home ABCs with Michael Church," where we dive into the essentials of improving indoor air quality. Learn practical tips for fixing your attic, basement, and crawl space to create a healthier home environment.

Crawl Space Ninja Podcast with Michael Church Michael Church, Founder of Crawl Space Ninja

    • Education

Welcome to "Healthy Home ABCs with Michael Church," where we dive into the essentials of improving indoor air quality. Learn practical tips for fixing your attic, basement, and crawl space to create a healthier home environment.

    Solving the Mystery of Cat Urine Smells in Crawl Spaces

    Solving the Mystery of Cat Urine Smells in Crawl Spaces

    Can you imagine your crawl space emitting a smell so pungent that it rivals the odor of cat urine? Get ready to uncover the shocking truth behind this common issue in our latest installment of the Crawl Space Misconception series. Michael Church of Crawl Space Ninja reveals the hidden dangers lurking in cheap, manufactured reinforced vapor barriers that could be the real culprits behind that unmistakable ammonia scent. Michael discusses his findings and shares a real-life story from a homeown...

    • 3 min
    Debunking Crawl Space Myths: The Truth About Vent Management and Insulation

    Debunking Crawl Space Myths: The Truth About Vent Management and Insulation

    Should you keep your crawl space vents open in the summer and closed in the winter? Join Michael Church from Crawl Space Ninja as he debunks this widespread advice and offers expert insights on managing your crawl space vents in different climate conditions. You'll learn why sealing crawl space vents in the winter might not be enough to prevent cold drafts and frozen pipes, and why proper insulation and heating are essential. Michael also shares practical tips on insulating crawl space walls ...

    • 4 min
    Debunking HVAC Myths: Effective Humidity Control for Crawl Spaces

    Debunking HVAC Myths: Effective Humidity Control for Crawl Spaces

    Can using your HVAC system to control crawl space humidity lead to higher energy bills and persistent moisture issues? Join Michael Church from Crawl Space Ninja as he debunks this widespread myth, particularly in the Southern U.S. and regions like Knoxville, Tennessee. We'll explore why simply relying on your HVAC system isn't enough, especially during cooler months or drought periods. Michael shares why a backup dehumidifier is critical and how improper HVAC sizing can wreak havoc on both y...

    • 3 min
    Debunking Crawl Space Myths: Why Loose-Laid Vapor Barriers Fall Short

    Debunking Crawl Space Myths: Why Loose-Laid Vapor Barriers Fall Short

    Are you ready to uncover one of the biggest myths in crawl space maintenance? Join us as we debunk the misconception that a loose-laid vapor barrier is all you need to control humidity in your crawl space. Michael Church from Crawl Space Ninja shares his expert knowledge on why this common practice often falls short. You’ll learn why proper installation is crucial for effective moisture control, especially if your crawl space is sealed and dehumidified. Michael discusses industry practices an...

    • 2 min
    Radon Testing: Protect Your Home from the Silent Threat of Lung Cancer

    Radon Testing: Protect Your Home from the Silent Threat of Lung Cancer

    Are you aware of the risks of radon in your home? Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that can pose serious health risks, including lung cancer. In this comprehensive podcast, we cover everything you need to know about DIY radon testing and why it's crucial to test your home today. Whether you're a homeowner, renter, or real estate professional, this podcast is for you. Get a First Alert Radon Test Kit.Check out Michael's book, "Crawl Space Repair Myths-Busted" now available on Amazon! We sta...

    • 11 min

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