Rocky Mountain Clean Air offers crawl space cleanup, waterproofing and encapsulation services to make this area underneath your Denver-area home easier to access and more useful.
Crawl spaces are a kind of necessary evil. If your home doesn’t have a basement or cellar, it likely has a crawl space. Buildings cannot safely just sit on the ground; they need air circulation to prevent rotting, and they need space to house necessary services such as electrical and plumbing.
But by their nature, crawl spaces are usually distasteful and even scary places. They are dark and damp, and thus are the perfect home for a variety of critters, including skunks, raccoons, opossums, rodents, snakes, bugs and more. No one wants to encounter these when they’re checking the electrical panel.
Your crawl space may even be prone to problems with standing water. This is bad for two reasons. First, it’s a serious safety hazard for any service personnel trying to access the space for repairs or maintenance. Electric shock becomes a real possibility. Further, standing water contributes to mold and mildew growth.
But even without standing water, your crawl space is vulnerable to this scourge. Sunlight kills mold, and without it, it can grow unchecked. Additionally, the absence of sunlight contributes to pervasive damp conditions, which mold also needs to grow.
With all this going on under your home, it’s only a matter of time before mold spores, spiders and other undesirables make their way through your floorboards and into your living space, where they can make you not just uncomfortable, but sick.
When you call Rocky Mountain Clean Air, the first thing we do is clean out your crawl space, removing all the rotting and mold-infested material. Then, we level the area so we can install a heavy plastic covering, which we affix permanently to the ground under your building.
This covering acts as a floor, eliminating any standing water issues and discouraging critters from taking up residence.
If you opt for encapsulation services, we take the process a step further. We cover your walls (or we construct walls of plastic) and the ceiling of the crawl space as well, creating a virtual new room.
Encapsulation keeps out all the critters, as well as dampness and dirt. It also helps insulate the space, so cold no longer seeps up through your floorboards. Mold spores will also be a non-issue.
You’ll feel the difference in your home immediately. Your floors will no longer be cold in winter and hot in summer. You’ll see fewer bugs in your home, and the musty, earthy smell will be gone.
You’ll be able to use your crawl space for storage of out-of-season items such as gardening tools, holiday decorations and children’s toys such as wading pools and bicycles.
Call Rocky Mountain Clean Air today to learn more about crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation services. We make scary crawl spaces sanitary.