NOT JUST A MOLD PROBLEM
Besides being a breeding ground for mold, your crawl space has many other dangers. Did you know that up to 50% of the air on the first floor of your home comes from the crawlspace? In Northern Virginia, houses built on crawl spaces have a tough time handling moisture. Without crawlspace encapsulation, dangerous gases such as Radon and polluted air are allowed into the home, leading to allergies, asthma and a host of other issues.
American Crawlspace Encapsulation, Humidity Barrier, and Humidity Control will handle the following issues:
Poor air quality in your living space
Minor allergies to severe infections (breathing difficulties)
Uncomfortable humidity levels in summer and cold floors in winter
Higher heating and cooling costs (15% to 35% higher) and decreased the life of HVAC/HEPA units and ducts.
Structural Decay, including rotted sills, joists, floorboards, stuck doors/windows and buckled hardwood floors
Condensation on air conditioning equipment, ductwork, insulation, water pipes, and truss plates
Crawlspace Encapsulation can help reduce Radon Gas.
Radon gas can cause health problems even though it’s natural gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Installing a crawlspace encapsulation system can help reduce the radon going into your home.
Insect and rodent infestations
If your crawl space has not been encapsulated yet, take control of the air quality in your home and your family’s health! Contact American today.