Avoiding Mold with a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Crawl space vapor barriers are used to prevent moisture from passing through ceiling, wall or floor structures. Moisture allows the onset formation of mold, which could eventually lead to a more sinister formation known as black mold. It’s very important to control the moisture, so you’re always breathing fresh air throughout your house. Mold and mildew typically seek refuge in damp environments, where the moisture levels are just right to manifest. Mold and mildew can grow underneath sinks and in bathtubs due to the high moisture levels.
Crawl space insulation keeps fresh air circulating throughout your home and prevents any outside air from entering. This process is extremely important to ensure that your household is limiting the moisture from outside temperatures. You might not even be aware of the fact that your crawl space could be preventing fresh air from coming through. Contact your local building contractor and enquire about having a crawl space insulation done for you. Avoid potential health risks by greatly improving the quality of air with crawl space insulation.
Installing a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Before installing a crawl space vapor barrier, you must first have the proper equipment necessary for the job. Consider the areas in your home where the vapor barrier will be installed. These areas are the attic and crawl space, since they are the most common breeding grounds for mold and mildew growth. Mold can cause serious problems to your health, especially people with respiratory issues. Your crawl space should always be kept clean, so make sure you dust inside on a regular basis.
Check to see that the crawl space is empty from dust, dander or other debris that could be lodged within. Once the crawl space is completely cleaned out, you may then begin the installation process. The first step is to extend the vapor barrier from the wall of the crawlspace to the other end of the crawlspace entrance. You’ll need a staple gun to hold down the vapor barrier. Overlap the vapor barrier approximately six inches above the previous barrier. Use a carpenter’s knife to cut away any extra vapor barrier. That’s it, you’re all done!
Let the Pros at Rescue 911 Lend a Hand!
Unless you have deep rooted carpentry skills, you’ll need the professional assistance of Rescue 911 to safely install a crawl space vapor barrier for you. We’ll check your crawl space insulation and inspect for any mold or mildew growth. We are highly trained mold abatement specialists with years of experience in the industry. Installing vapor barriers are essential to moisture reduction and a healthy household. Our mold remediation technicians remain available 24/7 to assist with the installation of vapor barriers and check the crawl space insulation.
Our helpful staff will guide you through the process and arrange a convenient date for vapor barrier installation. Our aim is to reduce any potential health hazards and harmful side effects by improving the air quality in your household. Call us today for a free estimate and to request a direct quote. You’re always in safe hands with Rescue 911!