Did you know that 50% of the air in your home travels up from your crawl space? That is why it is essential to keep these areas dry and clean through crawl space encapsulation. Here are three of the many reasons that you should get your crawl space encapsulated:
Protection from Mold
One of the main issues with a damp crawl space is mold and mildew, because mold exposure can cause health issues such as respiratory infections, lung damage, and more. If your crawl space is not encapsulated, it can produce mold, mildew, and other harmful contaminants in the air you breathe. Encapsulation will seal the space and prevent moisture buildup in your home.
Avoid Structural Damage
Moisture buildup can also cause structural damage over time. The water vapor that enters the crawl space could rot the wooden frames and flooring in your home. When your home experiences structural damage, it can ruin its value, and hiring someone to fix it can be expensive. You can prevent structural damage by encapsulating your crawl space.
Pests are attracted to damp and dark areas, and your dirt crawl space will be perfect home for pests. Common pests that could be found in your crawl space are mice, rats, termites, cockroaches, spiders, silverfish, snakes, and more. These pests can risk your family’s health, emit foul odors, and contaminate your home. Crawl space encapsulation will create a seal that will prevent pest infestations in your crawl space and home.
Encapsulating your crawl space is a wise investment for your family’s health, and it will save you money in the future. If you live in the north Georgia area, such as Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock, Athens, Dalton, and more, and would like more information about our services, please call (800) 701-9828.