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Disinfecting Mold on Wet Wood – Myth #8

By Kayla Wilson | March 29, 2019

This week we’re talking about how to disinfect mold properly. Some say it’s okay to spray disinfectant while the wood is still wet, but is that okay? Crawl Space Mold Removal So guess what? Mold protocol actually requires you to lower the humidity and dry out the surface that you’re disinfecting. Imagine you’re in your…

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Can Fiberglass Insulation Be Reused? – Myth #7

By Michael Church | March 22, 2019

This week we’re continuing our myth series about recycling/reusing the insulation in your crawl space. Reusing Crawl Space Insulation Whether out of lack of knowledge or pure laziness, there are a lot of crawl space companies out there who will reuse the fiberglass in your subfloor. They will pull the insulation down to the ground, spray…

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Fiberglass & Mold Remediation – Myth # 6

By Michael Church | March 15, 2019

In today’s post, we’re gonna talk about the myth of leaving the insulation in place between the joists when removing mold. Is this a good idea? Crawl Space Insulation We get a lot, a lot, a lot of homeowners that tell us that the crawl space contractor that was there three days ago looking at…

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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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