Crawl Space Encapsulation Services Clover, NC
Many homes in Clover have neither full basements nor concrete-slab foundations; instead, they have crawl spaces. These "semi-floors" make it easy for homeowners and repair people to access pipes, wiring, and more to keep such systems working well. They also provide added storage.
Crawl spaces can also present some challenges, though, such as high moisture and humidity levels. Moist air can cause condensation in these spaces, often just below a home’s main floor. And condensation often leads to mold and other fungal growth, termite activity, and other pest problems.
With our crawl space encapsulation process, Noosa Pest Management provides top-notch solutions for these challenges. If you need crawl space encapsulation in Clover, contact us online or call 704-499-9922. We'll explain how crawl space encapsulation can help protect the investment you’ve made in your home.
Crawl Space Mold Removal
If you go into your crawl space and see clusters of dirty-looking substances in corners or on posts, joists, or girders—or if there’s a musty smell—mold may already be growing there. You might not have noticed since, in the early stages, it’s easy to mistake mold for ordinary dirt.
But if someone in your home keeps sneezing or has other allergy symptoms, you might have mold. And mold and other fungi can take hold in just 24 to 48 hours. Left unaddressed, these will keep spreading unless you stop their growth yourself or call in a professional crawl space mold removal company.
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) states that if there's a mold problem in the home, you must act quickly. This is because mold damages whatever it grows on, and the longer it grows, the greater the damage. That's why timely crawl space mold removal is essential.
Moist Crawl Spaces and Pest Problems
Mold isn’t the only problem with crawl spaces—these spaces also provide welcoming environments to all types of pests. The moisture barriers we add can help keep termites and pests such as cockroaches, spiders, silverfish, and rodents away from your home.
Our highly effective termite control services include a safe botanical alternative, and our ongoing service agreement includes an annual inspection to help prevent future infestations. We'll also look for any new presence of these or other pests and the conditions that can attract them to your home.
Our crawl space sealing services and termite treatments are a powerful one-two punch that will protect your Clover home for years to come!
Crawl Space Moisture Barriers and Vapor Barriers
Crawl space moisture barriers and crawl space vapor barriers mean roughly the same thing. Both are building materials intended to prevent water from entering the space. The term "vapor barrier" is commonly used, but no crawl space vapor barrier can stop all moisture entering. That's why our technicians provide better-quality and more lasting solutions.
Our service involves placing a plastic covering (moisture barrier) over your entire crawl space floor to block any moisture in the surrounding soil from being absorbed by the flooring, framing, or other wooden portions of your home’s crawl space.
This service includes:
- Removing crawl space subfloor insulation to facilitate fungus removal and off-site disposal.
- Removing and discarding any existing crawl space vapor barrier.
- Applying mold cleaning solution to remove fungal growth from wood.
- Prep the crawl space for its floor liner by leveling and raking the floor and removing debris.
- Install 2 ½” foam insulation board on all interior foundation walls and pilasters. Please note that this board serves as crawl space insulation according to building codes and that subfloor insulation replacement is the responsibility and choice of the homeowner.
- Wrap and apply plastic liners to the crawl space piers.
- Install a new floor liner (12 mils), overlapping and taping all seams.
- Install a permanent commercial-grade dehumidifier to dry the air.
- Affix ductwork to the unit to distribute and circulate the dehumidified air.
- Install a condensate pump to remove water collected by the dehumidifier. That water will be discharged outside the crawl space’s foundation walls.
- Illuminate the area with LED string lights.
- Install a permanent hygrometer to monitor relative humidity.
Crawl Space Inspections
Before starting a project, we thoroughly inspect your space. Our crawl space services begin with a complimentary crawl space inspection to find any fungal damage or destructive pests in your home. We identify the species and infestation size, and our highly trained technicians conduct moisture readings and a humidity analysis, all in our initial visit.
Choose Noosa For Crawl Space Encapsulation
Our pest control company in Clover is locally owned and operated and has offered extermination services and more since 2006. We strive to meet your needs with your safety and the environment in mind. No matter what you need, you can count on our entire Noosa family to solve your pest control and crawl space problems.
At Noosa Pest Management, we know there is no one-size-fits-all solution to most problems, so we customize our services to every customer’s particular needs. And, because some issues can't wait long for resolution, we guarantee an immediate response during business hours.
Additional Crawl Space Information
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