CRAWL SPACE AWARENESS
When warmth and humidity enters the crawl space, and cold winter night air becomes part of the crawl space environment, a vented dirt crawl space can become more trouble than its worth! To address these problems, call SERVPRO GARFIELD & PITKIN COUNTIES. We establish ourselves as the leading authority on crawl space moisture problems.
SERVPRO GARFIELD & PITKIN COUNTIES can come and clean and dry out your crawl space, If you have leaking pipes, or a leak we can help refer you to local companies that we support. We look forward to helping you fix your moldy and wet crawlspace.
Approaches to crawlspace remediation are depend on environmental factors such as the presence of moisture, mold, insects, and by esoteric factors such as homeowners’ health, commitment environmental health and capacity. Two common solutions are:
1: BASIC CLEANUP
the basic minimum crawlspace cleanup should include removal of debris and all materials that are conductive to mold growth, especially if there is already mold or fungi on it. All crawlspaces should have a vapor barrier at the very least. Sealing all wood with an anti-microbial coating is optional except in cases of moderate to heavy mold growth.
2: COMPLETE (encapsulation)
In addition to the basic cleanup, all wood materials can be sealed with an anti-microbial coating. The foundation vents are closed off. Heavy duty vapor barrier or liner is installed from the top of the concrete stem walls and over the entire ground surface will all the seams sealed.