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Does Your Crystal Lake, IL Home Have A Crawl Space? Then You're Breathing Air From It
Located in southeastern McHenry County, Illinois, Crystal Lake is about 45 miles northwest of Chicago and has a population of about 38,000. With a climate similar to Chicago's, Crystal Lake usually has its wettest months during August and July, and has hot summers and cold winters. These seasonal extremes can wreak havoc on the air you breathe in your home. But, why is that?
Well, most homes in the U.S. have their own crawl space, if not a basement, and these crawl spaces can be a breeding ground for mold. While mold can be detrimental to your home's foundation, not many know it can also affect your health, as well as the air you breathe.
Solutions for Cleaner Crawl Space Air
It must be stressed that crawl space encapsulationis a one-time deal. If it's properly done the first time, you shouldn't have to worry about moisture, mold, or humidity anymore. To make sure encapsulation is properly done, your best bet is to call a Perma-Seal professional.
With a Perma-Seal professional, your home’s crawl space will be made much more healthier by ensuring that its ventilation is adequate, that your home's HVAC system (if present) is perfectly sealed, and that your crawl space has a proper vapor barrier, dehumidifier and sump pump.
Depending on what your crawl space needs, a Perma-Seal professional can determine what tools and repairs should be done to make sure your health is secure.
Benefits to Crystal Lake Homeowners
Crawl space encapsulation that is properly done is a one-time deal only, and that means you don't have to worry about it anymore. Of course, routine maintenance is needed, but this can be done once or twice a year to ensure that your sump pump and other systems are working properly.
But perhaps the biggest benefit of having your crawl space sealed is to you and your family's health.This alone is worth the effort.
To make sure the air you breathe is free from mold and other nasty airborne particles, call Perma-Seal today.