Is your Wilmington crawl space damaging the rest of your home? How about your health? Then it’s time for a professional crawl space inspection and cleaning by Advanced Air Solutions.
Why does my crawl space need attention?
Many crawl spaces have dirt floors. Yes, dirt! The space and the structure are subject to a considerable amount of moisture, whether that space is ventilated or not. Crawl spaces are usually not insulated, either, so they experience wild temperature swings. That combination creates a wet, moldy environment that often leads to wood damage, insect infestation, allergens and higher energy bills. Crawl spaces truly are one of the worst housing practices still in use in the home building industry.
Start with a crawl space cleaning
Advanced Air Solutions has been doing crawl space inspections and crawl space cleanings for decades. And we do it right. Our professionals will enter the space, clean as needed, and take care of insects and mold. We specifically look for three naturally-occurring elements that attack all crawl-space materials in general, and wood in particular:
Ultra violet light radiation
Of these, water is by far the most damaging. And to make matters worse, a crawl space gives these elements a pathway up and into other rooms in your home where more damage can occur.
Consider a crawl space encapsulation
We may also recommend a crawl space encapsulation. Sounds scary, but it simply involves sealing off crawl space vents, covering all dirt and concrete surfaces with an appropriate plastic liner, and installing an energy-efficient crawl space dehumidifier. In fact, we specialize in crawl space encapsulations in Wilmington, NC, and surrounding areas. The encapsulation will fix your crawl space and prevent mold, moisture, and humidity from damaging your home!