Crawl Space Encapsulation
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Calhoun County Crawl Space Encapsulation
Safeguard Your Crawl Space with Klean-Co
Crawl spaces are a necessity for most homes in Alabama, keeping your home from directly touching the damp ground below. But what happens when your crawl space starts to let in the elements? Crawl space encapsulation helps keep the outside out by adding another layer of protection, and Klean-Co is your local source for crawl space protection. Since crawl spaces are designed to allow air to circulate underneath your home, they’re also susceptible to water, insects, and even mold. They’re typically made of cinderblocks or poured concrete, giving your home a sturdy foundation while allowing free ventilation.
However, here in Alabama, we face high humidity, heavy rains, and hurricanes that often impact the function of crawl spaces. Before long, water can pool up and cause structural damage, mold, and insect infestations that seem impossible to get rid of. The goal of encapsulation is to provide an extra layer of protection to your crawl space, protecting you from mold problems, rot, and interior damage, all while keeping you safe and free from health hazards.
Here at Klean-Co, we make your satisfaction our guarantee. Our licensed and insured crawl space technicians work diligently to provide you with complete protection that will last for years. We stand behind our work and stop at nothing to ensure stellar results!
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
How It Works
How does encapsulation work to protect your crawl space? At Klean-Co, we begin the process with a crawl space assessment. Then, we start the sealing process that includes covering the crawl space floor and walls with a specialized barrier material. The material is made to keep out moisture, pests, and odors, protecting the rest of your home. We then attach the barriers to your crawl space for a tight and secure fit. After custom-fitting the barriers, we use heavy-duty sealing tape to connect the seams and create a seal. By the time we’re finished, your crawl space is fully sealed and protected!
Benefits of Sealing Your Crawl Space
The Pros of Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is essential for nearly every Alabama home. There are several research-backed reasons why we highly recommend crawl space encapsulation!
When a crawlspace has high moisture levels, a home is likely to have high levels of mold spores inside the living space. Mold and other fungi like lichen and mildew thrive in dark, moist, humid places. An unsealed crawl space is an ideal habitat for fungi colonies, leading to problems requiring professional mold removal and restoration. You can prevent mold by eliminating moisture and keeping the air in constant circulation.
Not only does moisture removal through crawl space encapsulation prevent mold, but it also prevents damage to wood floors. A study found that, in encapsulated crawl spaces, moisture levels in the wood were low enough in summer to discourage mold and termites. Throughout the year, levels were consistent enough to prevent shrinking and swelling.
Insects such as roaches, beetles, crickets, and rodents like moles and rats view crawl spaces as the perfect home. Unfortunately, leaving your crawl space unguarded creates a dark, humid environment for these pests to thrive. These annoying pests can cause serious damage to your crawl space and carry harmful diseases that can impact your home’s air quality.
Reduces Flooding Risks
The heavy-duty barrier provides a protective layer that keeps water out, even during the heavy downpours in humid, hot Alabama. With encapsulation, the expensive water damage associated with flooding is less likely.
Improved Air Quality
As we mentioned earlier, encapsulation prevents mold spores from forming in your crawl space. This, in turn, prevents spores from traveling through the air in your home.
This helps prevent allergens, dust, and pathogen-ridden air vapor from entering your indoor air. It also boosts emotional and mental wellness. For instance, indoor air quality is closely linked to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
In addition to improving the air quality and maintaining proper humidity levels, crawl space encapsulation improves your energy savings. Leaks in a duct system allow your air conditioning system to draw air in. This increases cooling costs by 20% to 30%. In addition, experts estimate that homeowners can gain 50% energy savings within the next several years following professional crawl space encapsulation.
Let us help protect your home, family, and wallet through our crawl space encapsulation services.
The Klean-Co Crawl Space Encapsulation Guarantee
Here at Klean-Co, we provide the cleaning and restoration services needed to keep Alabama homeowners clean, happy, and healthy at home. We’re IICRC certified, providing eco-friendly and effective services no matter your situation. Our highly-trained team uses their knowledge and skills to deliver superior results in less time! So be sure to check out all of our services to get Alabama’s #1 cleaning and restoration service!
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These guys do everything and they do it right! Had loads of water damage from severe flooding and they made it look like it never even happened!