Why Crawlspace Encapsulation is One of Our Most Important Indoor Air Quality Services

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The quality of the air in your home or business has a significant impact on your health. Breathing in air pollution, mold spores, or germs can make you sick, so our team at AdvantaClean of Cabarrus and Rowan Counties offers a range of indoor air quality services to help you purify your air supply. In this article, we will focus on an example of indoor air quality services you may not have thought of, namely, crawlspace encapsulation. Keep reading to learn more about how crawlspace encapsulation improves indoor air quality.

Why Crawlspace Encapsulation is One of Our Most Important Indoor Air Quality Services

  • What is crawlspace encapsulation? Before we explain why crawlspace encapsulation is an example of indoor air quality services, allow us to explain what it is. The term crawlspace encapsulation refers to the process of installing waterproof vapor barriers on the walls, ceiling, and sometimes floor of the crawlspace to prevent moisture from getting in. Depending on your needs, our team may install vapor barriers around the whole crawlspace or in just the most vulnerable part. In addition, crawlspace encapsulation can include the installation of dehumidifiers for extra moisture prevention.
  • How does crawlspace encapsulation improve indoor air quality? Crawlspace encapsulation is one of our most important indoor air quality services because it is such an effective tool for preventing mold. In our experience, mold infestation often begins in the crawlspace, where mold spores can easily form large colonies in favorable damp conditions, then spread up into the main part of the home or business. Crawlspace encapsulation keeps moisture out, which makes it much harder for mold to develop. In addition, keeping the moisture out of your crawlspace will prevent the humidity from rising into your living or working space, which will keep the place more comfortable.