Crawlspaces are typically hidden from your living spaces, which is why moisture problems are often not spotted until they have become an issue. Moisture issues in your crawlspace not only predispose your family and pets to the harmful nature of mold growth; they can also be a playground for pest and rodent infestations. The best way to prevent a moisture issue is through prevention. Our Crawlspace Encapsulation Services are an excellent way to protect your family and dwelling.
Our Crawlspace Encapsulation Process
At Precision Pest & Home Services, our Crawlspace Encapsulation process is detailed and allows us to make sure your moisture and mold issues are prevented and remedied:
The below is a sample process of a typical Encapsulation Service
- First, we'll begin by removing all the insulation from the area.
- Next, we'll clean and sterilize your entire crawlspace. If any mold or mildew is present, this step will take care of it.
- Once the space has been cleaned, we'll treat all wood in your crawlspace with borate to protect it from pests, termites, and mold.
- After this treatment, we'll install moisture barriers (vapor barriers) along the walls and floor.
- Finally, if necessary or if one does not previously exist, we'll set up a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture.
- Following your encapsulation service, we'll return weekly to monitor the moisture levels in your home until the ideal levels are met.
Our crawlspace encapsulation service comes with an annual renewable warranty.
The Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation
Although moisture can collect in a number of areas, one common place to have high moisture content is in the crawlspace. If enough moisture collects, it can cause serious problems for your home, including mold and mildew as well as wood rot due to water damage. Not only is this dangerous to the structural integrity of your house, but it also attracts pests to your home, including termites. For all of these reasons, crawlspace encapsulation is an important investment for any Charleston homeowner.
Still not sure if crawlspace encapsulation is the right choice for your home? Here are some of the many benefits of encapsulating your crawlspace
To start reaping the benefits of moisture control, reach out to us at Precision Pest & Home Services to schedule your crawlspace encapsulation service today!
Reduced mold and mildew
By reducing the moisture that causes mold and mildew growth, crawlspace encapsulation will lead to fewer mold and mildew problems in your home, as well as reduce certain health risks to you and your family.
Improved air quality
Our crawlspace encapsulation services help to reduce humidity as well as mold and mildew, leading to better air quality in your home.
Reduced energy costs
By properly insulating your home, you will experience lower utility bills, better temperature control, and improved comfort.
Reduced risk of wood rot and water damage
Our crawlspace encapsulation service can help reduce the risk of expensive structural repairs due to wood rot and water damage while helping defend your home from even costlier problems, termite infestations, and damage, by reducing termite attractants.
Reduced risk of pest infestations
Investing in crawlspace encapsulation can also go a long way in aiding your pest control efforts. By removing moisture, one of the biggest attractants for pests, your home is one step closer to staying pest-free!