How Crawl Space Encapsulation helps Solve Crawl Space Issues

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Many homeowners usually don’t think much, if at all, about the crawl space in their home. In fact, they most likely view it as something that’s not really important, but that can't be further from the truth.

Not only does a crawlspace serve an important function as the foundation for your home, but taking care of it properly can help you avoid certain issues that, if neglected or ignored, could seriously affect the integrity of your home as well as the health and well-being of those living inside it.

Thankfully, there is a way to solve all these issues with crawlspace encapsulation. Crawlspace encapsulation is a relatively simple solution – it basically means closing off the crawlspace from the external environment, preventing any outside elements from finding its way into the crawlspace (and into your house). From there, the floor and sides of the crawlspace are then covered with a vapor barrier. A dehumidifier is also installed to ensure that the enclosed crawlspace is always free of moisture.

Now that we know what crawlspace encapsulation is, let’s look at the problems that it proactively prevents.

Mold Development

Mold Development

Mold is one of the most common and most serious problems that could arise within a house. If left unaddressed, mold could seriously compromise the structure of the house as well as the health of those living inside it.

Mold usually forms in dark, enclosed spaces where moisture from the air as well as other sources could be trapped inside. This makes unfinished and open crawlspaces an ideal environment for mold growth. Through proper crawlspace encapsulation, you prevent the possibility of mold making its home in your crawlspace.

Pest Infestation

Pest Infestation

Open crawlspaces are basically an open invitation for ground-borne insects and pests to make themselves at home in your house. The dark, damp environment of an open crawlspace forms an ideal breeding ground for nasty crawlers, from rodents to snakes and even raccoons. Once they’ve made your crawlspace their home, it won’t be too long before they’re spreading all over your house.

By encapsulating your crawlspace you prevent insects and other pests from making your home theirs.

Heat/Cooling Bleed

Keeping Your Air Ducts Clean

Heating and cooling your home in times of inclement weather can turn out to be a bit more expensive than you might expect, especially if you have an open or unfinished crawlspace under your home. An HVAC system works most efficiently when the house doesn’t have any open cracks, holes, or air leaks in the crawl space that allows cold air or heat to bleed freely in and out of your home. Unfortunately, a crawlspace with any gaps or air leaks allows your conditioned air to escape through the crawlspace, making your HVAC system work harder to maintain your desired temperature and it will end up costing you more money.

Crawlspace encapsulation prevents all of these issues from becoming a problem. If you want to benefit from this important service and prevent the headache of suffering from mold formation or pest infestation in your home, we at Varney Clean Care are more than happy to help.

We also offer other services such as carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and restoration services in case of water or fire damage. Residents near Worland, Cody and Powell, WY can reach us at 307-347-6161 or through our contact page.