Some Salt Lake City houses have crawl spaces instead of basements or cellars. Despite their name, crawl spaces are one of the last places anyone wants to crawl into. They’re dirty, dark and scary. Wasatch Clean Air offers crawl space cleanup, waterproofing and encapsulation services to make this part of your home safe and welcoming again.
Your crawl space is there to provide a buffer between your home and the ground. It also houses the important parts of your home systems, such as pipes, electrical wiring and HVAC equipment. Thus, when your home systems need servicing, the repair or maintenance worker must be able to access this area.
Although crawl spaces are known to be homes to all kinds of critters such as rodents, snakes and even scorpions, the most dangerous thing you can find in a crawl space is standing water. That’s because standing water can facilitate electric shocks, which can be fatal. Neither you, nor any maintenance worker, should enter a crawl space that has standing water in it.
Mold takes longer to do harm, but it’s also commonly found in crawl spaces and can do serious damage to your health, causing coughing, sneezing, wheezing, rashes, lethargy and more. It grows in crawl spaces because it’s always dark there and frequently damp. The spores make their way through the floorboards into your living area, where you and your family breathe them in.
Wasatch Clean Air offers services to make the crawl space under your Salt Lake City home less dangerous.
When you call us, the first thing we do is clean out your crawl space. You may have critters living in there, moldy insulation, construction debris and more. After we clean it out, we level your crawl space in preparation for installing a heavy plastic barrier that keeps out water, critters and dirt.
For an even more complete transformation, choose encapsulation. With this service, we cover the walls and ceiling of your crawl space as well as the floor, encapsulating the entire area. This provides excellent insulation for your house, as the air from the crawl space below will no longer seep into your home. No more hot or cold air — or bugs or mold spores — will be coming through the floorboards.
You will also be able to use your crawl space to store out-of-season items, such as seasonal decorations, garden tools and toys, including bicycles, sporting equipment and wading pools.
Contact Wasatch Clean Air to find out more about our crawl space cleanup, waterproofing and encapsulation services. We make crawl spaces safe and sound.