Crawl Space Encapsulation
So why crawl space encapsulation? Recent research has shown over and over that closing and insulating the crawl space while controlling water and humidity, will produce an environment free of critters, pest, mold, poor air quality and more.
Why should the chemicals used to remove mold be more harmful than the mold itself. Did you know the State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture requires mold remediation professionals that use EPA registered products to have a pest control license?
The Harvard School of Public Health says if your home is as little as 5 to 10 years old, you likely have one of the 46 million under-insulated homes in the United States. Attic insulation is vital to ensure your home is energy efficient and comfortable. Most attics built today only install minimum insulation levels.
Floor joists can sag when the support beams sink into the ground or they become weak over time. Mold and wood rot fungus weakens floor joists and girders plus many homes have too few support posts are in place to adequately support the structure bearing down from above them.
Relying on trained professionals with the mold remediation experience to seek out not only the mold but what is causing the mold is a great way to ensure your #1 investment stays a healthy place to live for years to come. Also, utilizing an independent laboratory for mold sample results is also recommended.
A properly installed french drain will protect your home for years to come. Improper installation can lead to problems and can even make matters worse. Make sure when you install the french drain, you use materials that will stand the test of time and whatever nature can throw at it.