Over 50 million Americans suffer from airborne allergens each year. If crawl spaces are not properly encapsulated, these allergens find their way into our homes and offices from the outside. Many people use air filters or air purifiers to combat these allergens, but this may not be enough to keep your family or employees safe.
You can help protect the people inside your home or business by preventing unconditioned air from entering your home through open vents, often found in crawl spaces. Encapsulating your crawl space can prevent allergens from infiltrating your home, along with a host of other harmful substances.
A properly enclosed crawl space can prevent vapor from migrating through the air into the rooms or your home. When your home is excessively humid, these vapors are often the culprit. Humid environments can breed mold and bacteria, so the CDC recommends keeping humidity levels in your home to a maximum of 50 percent.
Soil releases gases that can find their way into your home if your crawl space is not encapsulated well. A high-quality vapor barrier tightly seals your crawl space against these soil gases.
An encapsulated crawl space can help prevent pest infestations by providing a seal against the outdoors. Helping prevent pests can keep your family safe and may reduce extermination expenses.
Although we cannot see the air we breathe, it is vital to ensure that the air in your home or place of business is healthy in order to protect those inside. A properly encapsulated crawl space can prevent mold, mildew, allergens, bacteria, and pests from entering your home and causing harm to those inside.
If you want healthy home or business air to breathe or have questions about the process, feel free to contact us to learn more!