Are you looking for ways to cut energy costs and improve your health? If so, when was the last time you looked inside your crawl space?
If you are like most homeowners, the answer is practically never. However, the crawl space touches the entire house. The crawl space impacts:
- energy bills.
- air quality.
- structural issues.
If your previous experience with the crawl space is some extra storage, then consider some ways to improve the space and help save some money.
Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
Have you noticed one or more of these issue in and around your home? SolvIt Home Services specializes in crawl space encapsulation and repair in Connecticut! There are many options based on specific issues you may face but rest assured a visit from one of SolvIt’s Energy Advisors will be most informative and helpful in finding a solution that fits your budget. Some of the benefits of repairing or encapsulating your crawl space are:
- Cleaner safer air in your living space.
- Eliminating pest and rodent problems in your home.
- 15-20% reduction in your heating and cooling bills.
- Extending the life of your structure and appliances in the crawl space.
- Increased resale value.
- Cleaner more useable storage space.
- A piece of mind and different perspective of the space beneath your home
How do you know if your crawl space may need an expert review?
Contaminated Crawl Space Warning Signs
Current building codes and practices are flawed and help create the conundrum right under your feet. There are many warning signs to a contaminated or faulty crawl space like:
- Standing water in parts of your crawl space.
- Water stains on your foundation wall.
- Sagging or low hanging insulation from the floor joists (moisture collects on insulation weighing it down causing it to fall or sag).
- Mold growth on your wood structure or any items that are stored under the home.
- Mold in the living space of home.
- Buckling hardwood floors.
- Aggravated asthma and allergies.
Warning signs like standing water and mold growth present a substantial health hazard. If you have these signs, then investigate immediately. There is an elevated health risk if your heating and air equipment is located in these areas. Most heating and cooling duct systems have an average of 30% leakage. The leakage allows the contaminated air to enter the conditioned air system and spread throughout the home.