Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation
Traditional crawl spaces are a leading source of mold in homes. This mold leads to poor indoor air quality, and it can be linked to asthma, allergies, and other health issues. Without encapsulating your crawl space, you risk moisture, odors, mold spores, and pests entering your home. Take control of your indoor air quality with our crawl space encapsulation services in Duluth, MN..
Why Encapsulation is Better
A traditional, or conditioned, crawl space uses vapor barriers to protect the inside of the space. Black plastic is used to seal the entire crawl space floor, walls, and joists. The vents aren’t covered up, so it isn’t necessary to put a dehumidifier in the space. An encapsulated crawl space, on the other hand, is completely sealed off with white plastic, including the vents. Because everything is sealed off using this method, a dehumidifier and sump pump must be utilized, but the crawl space will now stay clean and dry. The advantages of encapsulation include:
Better Indoor Air
Traditional crawl spaces are generally damp areas that promote mold growth. This can drastically affect the indoor air quality of the home. Encapsulation eliminates the path for mold, bacteria, and pests that can impact the quality of your air.
Protection of Property
A professionally encapsulated crawl space helps preserve the structure of your home. By controlling ground moisture and removing excessive humidity from the air, we are able to prevent mold, rot, and other potential structural damage, improve air quality in the crawl space, and improve air quality in the home above.
According to the Advanced Energy Study, homeowners can reduce energy bills by up to 15% by encapsulating their crawl space. Encapsulated crawl spaces control air leakage and save money on heating and cooling. Heating and cooling systems and ducts in homes with encapsulated crawl spaces also perform more efficiently.
Cleaner Indoor Air and a Healthier Home
At Green Home Solutions we provide air quality testing to determine if you can benefit from additional services such as odor treatment, mold testing and removal, and air purification.
Common Causes of Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces
With no barrier between you and the crawl space, odors, moisture, and mold spores can get drawn into your living area due to natural convection. This is known as the stack effect. In our experience, a traditional crawl space is a leading source of mold in homes, which causes poor indoor air quality, and can be linked to asthma, allergies, and health issues.
Traditional Crawl Space Issues
There are several issues that occur in homes with traditional crawl spaces, making them inferior to encapsulated ones. These include:
- High humidity that can lead to mold growth
- Open air and vapor flow that leads to elevated moisture and energy consumption issues
- The presence of dirt and moisture that makes the space more susceptible to pests
- Building materials such as joists and flooring that are impacted by moisture over time
- Downspouts that are not directed away from the home
- Musty odors in the home due to mold
- The presence of excess moisture due to temperature differences
What to Expect from Our Crawl Space Encapsulation System
At Green Home Solutions of Duluth, MN., our mold removal experts are passionate about providing effective services that maintain the well-being of your family. Our crawl space encapsulation solutions ensure moisture doesn’t have a chance to accumulate and cause mold and mildew problems.
With our affordable and convenient crawl space upgrades, your home can remain mold free. During your encapsulation service, we will:
- Air seal all openings to exterior and living spaces (when appropriate)
- Install wall and floor liners without putting hundreds of holes in your foundation walls
- Install sump pumps and dehumidifiers when necessary
Contact Us Today to Request a Service
Isn’t it time for you to breathe cleaner, fresher air? Complete our simple form to request any of our services including air quality testing, mold removal, odor treatment, crawl space encapsulation, duct cleaning and more, or call Green Home Solutions of Duluth, MN. at 218-576-5293 to talk with an expert today.