Why You Should Encapsulate Your Crawlspace

Crawlspace before and after

Benefits and Improvements when the Crawlspace is Encapsulated

Most homes today have crawlspace where moisture builds up and messes up with the air quality. This can be rectified by professionals like Jenkins Environmental Services, and it will not only improve the quality of air, but it will also improve the efficiency of a home. The best way to sort out this problem is by encapsulating the crawlspace. This will prevent issues such as corrosion, mold build up, high electricity bills and pest infestations among others.

What Are the Benefits of Encapsulating My Crawlspace?

There are many benefits that come with encapsulating your crawlspace with duct insulation, a lasting solution to your crawlspace issues.

Encapsulating your crawlspace can…

  • Improve air quality
  • Prevent pest and rodent infestations
  • Decrease your electric bills
  • Prevent mold through reducing moisture
  • Reduce cold floors

Air Quality Improvement

Moisture in your crawlspace leads to air pollution in your home which could be even worse for those that are allergic. When the moisture has become mold and there is a pest infestation, the air you breathe in your home is harmful. Crawlspace encapsulation will improve the quality of the air that you breathe.

Better Duct and Floor Insulation

Your duct will be protected from issues such as pest infestation, humidity, and mold build-up. By doing this through encapsulating your crawlspace, the efficiency of your HVAC system will improve. Besides additional duct insulation, this is a process that will also promote floor insulation. Your house will prevent heat loss better.

Better and Long-Term Protection

It does not feel good having to do unnecessary repairs in your home due to excessive moisture. Moisture in your crawlspace can lead to expenses such as when seeking professional services to remove mold and repair damages. Sealing this space will offer long-term protection to your home in general.

Reduces Spread of Bacteria and Mold Spores

Bacteria and mold spores will be common in your crawlspace if it is not sealed considering its surface is bare. This means these two will spread across your home which highly affects the air quality. By encapsulating this space, you will reduce or stop completely the spread of bacteria and mold spores.

Prevents Odors

There is an odor that comes from molds and excessive moisture in your crawlspace. With it come respiratory issues such as sneezing, coughing and wheezing. When you seal the crawlspace, you do not only prevent the odor, but you also reduce the risk of health issues.

There are many issues that can happen in a crawlspace, and if your house has non-encapsulated crawlspace do not worry. Encapsulating your crawlspace is an easy way to prevent them. You will no longer have to deal with excessive energy loss and excessive moisture in your crawlspace.

If you need to Encapsulate your crawlspace, Jenkins Environmental Services can help.

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