What lies inside your dark, damp, humid crawlspace would shock and amaze you. And if you knew that you were breathing air from your crawlspace, you’d be terrified. Crawlspaces are home to mold, insects, small wildlife and fungi. The natural air flow of a house is from bottom to top. That means the air from your mold infested crawlspace seeps up into your home where you live, sleep, eat, and breathe. Problems associated with dirty crawlspaces:
- Mold & mildew growth
- Radon gas
- Structural damage from high humidity levels & insects
- Small wildlife damaging your HVAC system
Corrections to crawlspace issues start with Atlantic Heating and Cooling
We offer exceptional crawlspace encapsulations that begin with cleaning and leveling your crawlspace floor. We can install drainage systems to ensure that your crawlspace drains water out instead of in. We then use a 20-ply material that is thick enough for crawling and carrying large objects across without damage. When completed, your crawlspace will be transformed from a dark, dingy cave to a clean, dry storage area. You’ll breathe cleaner air and have the peace of mind of knowing your living above a safer environment.
Trained specialists with industry specific equipment perform a professional mold inspection. Following are the most common elements of mold inspection:
Includes a survey of the home for moisture stains on ceilings, walls, floors, under counters, crawlspaces, basements, attics and HVAC systems. Special equipment is used to inspect inaccessible areas.
We take air samples throughout the problem areas of your home. Then we take a control sample of the outside air to compare during analysis. Mold is always present. The problems arise when your inside levels are greater than those of your outside levels.
Tape and Swap Sampling
If we discover mold, we obtain direct samples. We use either a swab or a carpet strip depending on where the mold is visible. A swab allows us to easily take samples from almost any surface in your home. The carpet strip helps pull fiber and bacteria from the area. These samples are sent to our laboratory to identify the mold.