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Do Dehumidifiers Make Mold Go Dormant? – Myth #5

By Michael Church | March 8, 2019

Today we’re gonna cover the myth about dehumidifiers killing mold. Can Mold Go Dormant? Man, do we hear this a lot: “Mister homeowner, if you install a dehumidifier, it’s gonna kill all the mold in your crawl space, or make it go dormant.“ Well, which is it? Does it kill it, or does it make…

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Crawl Space Ventilation – Myth #4

By Michael Church | March 1, 2019

In this crawl space myth-busting video, we’re going to talk about “Do you need ventilation or not in your crawl space?” Most companies say you don’t need ventilation in an encapsulated crawl space. Why do crawl space contractors say that installing a dehumidifier to address high humidity eliminates the need for crawl space ventilation? Soil…

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Crawl Space Insulation, Yes or No? – Myth #3

By Michael Church | February 22, 2019

In this crawl space myth-busting video, we’re going to talk about “you don’t insulation in your crawl space when you encapsulate it.” Is Crawl Space Insulation Necessary? Okay, again, crawl space encapsulation companies that don’t really know what they’re doing tell homeowners that you do not need insulation in a crawl space. Now, for the…

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Can Fans Control Humidity – Myth #2

By Michael Church | February 15, 2019

We are going to continue our Crawl Space Myth series and today we’re going talk about, does adding fans control relative humidity? Okay, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in front of a homeowner and they say, “Well, crawl space encapsulation company A said all I needed to do was put in…

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Will Encapsulation Keep Critters Out? – Myth #1

By Michael Church | February 8, 2019

Today we’re going to start a series about some crawl space myths. So the first one’s gonna be: Will bugs and rodents get in an encapsulated crawl space? So believe it or not, I’ve gone on calls where our competition has told homeowners that once you encapsulate the crawl space, there will be no bugs or…

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Top 5 Crawl Space Encapsulation Mistakes

By Michael Church | February 1, 2019

So why are there so many crawl space encapsulation mistakes? There is no standard when it comes to encapsulating your crawl space. You have spec home builders that are building crawl spaces one way, and you have custom home builders building crawl spaces another. And guess what? They’re both acceptable by codes enforcement. Just remember,…

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Tips to Winterize Your Crawl Space

By Michael Church | January 25, 2019

Yesterday I got a call from one of our DIY customers down in Chattanooga. His name is Wade and he had an issue with something going on in his crawl space and he was concerned about how to winterize the crawl space. So today I’m going to answer his question. Okay, so Wade from Chattanooga…

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How Much Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost?

By Michael Church | November 30, 2018

Is investing in Crawl Space Encapsulation cost effective for you and your family? Why would you spend thousands of dollars to fix a part of the home you never go in? The true question should be how much money would be wasted if you hired the wrong crawl space encapsulation company? There’s nothing more costly…

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