Bustling Richmond VA has a lot going for it. A rich history, natural and architectural beauty, diversity, a thriving economy and a burgeoning food scene are just some of the reasons residents love their city. Even the climate is attractive, with warm summers and mild winters. However, humidity can test the patience of locals and visitors, and it certainly doesn’t help homeowners keep their homes in tip-top shape.
Crawlspaces in particular are vulnerable to damage from Richmond’s warm, damp weather. These areas can be difficult to keep dry and clean — two important tasks considering their impact on the air circulating through our homes. A good portion of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawlspace, so keeping that air clean is essential to your family’s health. Removing excess moisture in crawlspaces is a must, since damp air creates unhealthy conditions. Even if you get rid of water in these spaces, you can still have too much moisture. Excess moisture promotes mold growth, which can cause the following problems:
- Ear, nose and throat irritation
- Coughing, fevers, rashes and nosebleeds
- Asthma and other chronic illnesses
Fortunately, CrawlSpace Care offers solutions to keep your crawlspace free of excess moisture and the fungi that can cause a number of health problems.
CrawlSpace Care Solutions
- Crawl space encapsulation and moisture control
Thorough, even draining of water is the first step in eliminating excess water in a crawlspace. Crawl space encapsulation is a term for crawl space waterproofing through the use of vapor barriers. A vapor barrier is a cover made of polyethylene and reinforced with mesh. It covers your crawlspace from the floor to the top of the foundation wall and is sealed with caulk or foundation tape to prevent water from coming in for the ultimate in fungi prevention.
- Crawl space insulation
This insulation helps boost the efficiency of your HVAC system. We’ll install the right type of insulation for your ventilated or unventilated space to create a thermal pocket that helps prevent the loss of heat and cool air.
- Crawl space dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers prevent humidity from getting out of control in typically damp crawlspaces. These machines pull excess moisture from the air to stop mold and mildew from rendering the air circulating throughout your home unhealthy.
From vapor barriers to crawlspace dehumidifiers, CrawlSpace Care offers all the services you need to keep mold and mildew from endangering your family’s health. In addition, crawlspace insulation is available to keep your home comfortable and help you save on heating and cooling costs. Protect your Richmond VA home from excess moisture by contacting CrawlSpace Care today for a free quote on service.