If your home has a crawlspace, you will want to protect that space by working with a crawlspace encapsulation service to seal that space up. Engaging in crawlspace encapsulation can offer your home many benefits and is well worth paying for.
#1: Protect Against Mold Damage
One of the worst things that can happen to your home is mold damage. Mold is not only annoying to deal with, but it can also be damaging to your health and can contribute to a wide range of health conditions. Additionally, mold can destroy a wide range of porous materials in your home, resulting in thousands of dollars of repairs as you replace all that damaged material.
The crawlspace under your home, with its darkness, can be the perfect area for mold to thrive, especially if water gets into the space after heavy rainfall or if a pipe bursts.
By encapsulating your space, you will establish the proper airflow to ensure the space stays dry and mold doesn't develop. You can also install sump pumps to keep water out of the space. Additionally, the protections put in place will serve as a barrier that will keep mold from impacting your home if it does occur.
#2: Better Air Quality
Crawlspaces do not naturally have good ventilation, leading to mold, mildew, and bacteria thrive. All of that can cause poor air quality within the crawlspace, and that poor quality air can seep into your home, bringing all those contaminates into your home as well.
By encapsulating your crawl space, you will ensure better airflow and better air quality under your home. The area will be drier, and the air will be better, so if any of that air gets into your home, it will not have a negative impact on you.
#3: Improve Energy Usage
A lot of energy can be lost through your crawlspace. The encapsulation process helps to prevent air from escaping from your home, which should help improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. It is one of the many ways you can make your home more energy-efficient and lower your heating and cooling bills.
If your home has a crawlspace, and that space isn't encapsulated yet, call up a crawlspace encapsulation service and have them clean and seal things up. Having an encapsulated crawlspace can help protect your home from mold, improve air quality in the space and in your home, and improve your energy costs.