In humid climates, homeowners have to be more proactive about controlling moisture. If moisture accumulates in your crawlspace, it can create a fertile breeding ground for mold, which can negatively impact the air quality of your home. That means ignoring the humidity level of your crawlspace isn’t an option. The good news is that an experienced crawl space encapsulation contractor like PES can help.
Why Would I Need to Limit Humidity in My Crawlspace?
You don’t have to be an expert on mold to know that it requires one thing to grow: moisture. Excess moisture in your crawlspace is a problem in the same way that leaving food out on your counter for days at a time would be a problem. It attracts pests that can harm your home and family. In the case of moisture, the pests that are likely to grow and spread are the various types of mold. Considering that mold is known to cause everything from rashes to allergic symptoms—not to mention structural damage to your home—it’s best to deal with it quickly.
A Complete Solution: Crawl Space Encapsulation
There is one reliable way to ensure that the air in your crawlspace maintains optimal levels of humidity. That solution is crawl space encapsulation. This is a thorough, multi-tiered process that completely seals off your crawlspace. By doing this, you can help ensure that humidity stays within the ideal range of 45-60 percent and that mold won’t jeopardize the air quality inside your home.
Understanding the Process
Crawl space encapsulation is a detailed process, but how long it takes will depend on the specific of your home. Factors like the size of the area, the number of vents involved, and other elements can affect how long it takes to encapsulate your crawl space. The process requires a lot of time beneath your home and a lot of precision when ensuring that all vents, electrical outlets, and plumbing connections are properly sealed. Those who don’t want to spend hours modifying their crawl space can hire professionals to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Reasons to Hire a Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation Contractor
There’s a lot to know when properly encapsulating your crawl space, and costs can add up fast if you do it wrong. Here are some of the key reasons why most people opt to hire pros instead:
- Specific products are required with exact sizes
- Precise measurements must be taken
- Clearing out and cleaning your crawl space is a messy job that can take hours
- DIY guides don’t account for the exact conditions of your home
- PES Crawlspace will provide a free quote before starting the encapsulation
PES Crawlspace – Professional Encapsulation in the Carolinas
Every region in America has a distinct climate, and nobody knows the humidity of the Carolinas better than PES Crawlspace. While encapsulation can be a long, arduous process to do yourself, we’ve been successfully performing the service for over a decade. You can always trust us to do exactly what is necessary to solve your crawlspace problem—nothing less, nothing more. There is a perfect solution for every home, and PES Crawlspace will find it. Contact us for a free quote today, and keep mold away for good.