It is not uncommon to have a crawl space if you have a home in the Chapin, South Carolina area. This is a low-cost solution when the cost for a full basement won’t fit in the budget but is a better solution than a slab for getting the house up off the ground to permit space for duct work, plumbing, and such. If you have a crawl space, when was the last time you looked under there? If you haven’t lately, you might not know it, but there could be water and moisture issues. And if there are, it could lead to extensive damage that might be costly to repair. Typically, a crawl space is built with venting to keep conditions dry by evaporating moisture. However, this access can lead to other issues.
A great solution to keep the advantages of a crawl space without the inherent problems is to call us at AdvantaClean of the Midlands to learn about crawl space encapsulation. We know all there is to know about crawl space encapsulation, so you can count on us to perform a thorough assessment to identify any problems you may be experiencing and create a plan to fix them and prevent them from happening in the future.
Standard venting permits access to everything from water to pests. Moisture leads to mold and mildew, and sometimes enough water damage to undermine the structure itself. Moisture also draws pests and rodents, which can damage your home and present a health hazard. Plus, it isn’t much fun to deal with the odor of a dead rodent under your home. A damp crawl space also raises the humidity in your home, making it uncomfortable and causing your HVAC system to run harder. This leads to extra repair costs and eventually early replacement, not to mention higher utility bills.
The first step in dealing with dampness in your crawl space is to identify the source of the water. If there is water under your home, we will remove it using a wet-dry vacuum and correct the cause, be it due to ventilation or leaks, so the crawlspace can dry out. Then, and only then, do we proceed with the crawl space encapsulation itself. This process lines the floor and foundation walls with heavy polyethylene plastic and you have the option to add insulation or accessing your HVAC system to maintain a more consistent temperature in the crawl space, so that your home can be more comfortable and efficient overall.
When it comes to crawl space encapsulation, you want to know that you are working with a qualified and professional company. At AdvantaClean of the Midlands, we have many years of experience in the industry, so you can count on us to get the job done right the first time. Since 1994, AdvantaClean has provided thousands of customers with solutions for a more energy efficient and healthy home. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free assessment and to learn more about this valuable improvement for your home.
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