Midwest Clean Air provides crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation services for homeowners in and around the Omaha, Nebraska area.
Most homes require some type of space beneath them, whether it’s a basement, cellar or crawl space. This area prevents wooden building materials from coming into contact with the ground, which would promote rot. It also provides space for utilities, such as plumbing and electricity.
However, this space, while necessary, is not an area many people want to venture into.
By their nature, crawl spaces are dark, dirty and often populated by critters that revel in this type of environment. While no one wants racoons, skunks, squirrels or rats living beneath them, it’s the mice, spiders, crickets and other bugs that make their way into your home from the crawl space. And those are the invaders you can see.
The ones you can’t see include mold and mildew spores, dampness and odors. All these are a threat to your family’s health. Bugs, rodent droppings and mold can all exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms, causing sneezing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, itchy eyes and more.
Midwest Clean Air can solve all these problems with our crawl space cleanup and waterproofing services.
Standing water in a crawl space is not just unwelcome; it’s dangerous. No homeowner or service professional should attempt to access a crawl space with standing water in it. Even the most peripheral contact with standing water in a crawl space can result in a fatal electric shock if there are any issues with the home’s wiring.
At Midwest Clean Air, the first thing we do is clean out your crawl space and make sure it’s thoroughly dry. Once this is accomplished, we can begin our waterproofing services. This entails covering the space underneath your home with a heavy plastic barrier that adheres to the floor or ground beneath it.
This barrier keeps any water that may seep up from the ground below from coming into contact with your home systems or building materials. This is important not only for safety regarding electrical components, but also to retard the growth of mold and mildew. A dry home is a safer home.
You may want to go the extra mile with your crawl space and get our encapsulation services instead. With encapsulation, we also cover the walls of your crawl space and the ceiling (the underside of your home’s floor) as well as the floor.
This service provides a more complete barrier and protects your home not just from water and critters, but also helps insulate your home against cold air in winter and hot air in summer, saving you money on your energy bill.
Getting this service also means that you will be able to use your crawl space for extra storage. You’ll have more room in your closets, shed and garage by storing away out-of-season decorations, toys, tools and more in your crawl space.
You don’t have to live in fear of your crawl space. Call Midwest Clean Air of Omaha, Nebraska, today and make an appointment to have your crawl space cleaned and waterproofed.