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Basement Medics Offer Crawl Space Maintenance Tips This Fall

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Updated 1:00 AM CDT, Tue, October 29,2019

New Hope, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/29/2019 -- As the most reputable waterproofing contractors in Montgomery County, PA, Basement Medics has advised on some essential crawl space maintenance tips this fall. Crawl space areas are the entryways to a home's mechanical systems, and therefore should be maintained efficiently. Homeowners who take care of their crawlspace can achieve major savings on their cooling and heating bills.

The Basement Medics team recommend encapsulating crawl space areas with a durable vapor barrier. This barrier will seal the area from outside, preventing humidity and helping to keep the foundation dry. Encapsulated areas reduce the presence of foul odors and help to maintain temperature levels throughout all seasons.

Once water vapor barriers have been installed, insulation should be considered. Crawl space areas assist air circulation throughout the home. Damaged insulation can impact the home's air quality and cause an increase in energy costs. Fiberglass batts are a popular choice for insulation. For maximum efficiency, they should be paired with spray foam insulation, creating a tight seal that prevents mold and mildew.

Crawl space areas should be cleaned regularly. Professional assistance is advised to altogether remove all of the dirt and debris that can collect in these areas. Additionally, routine cleaning will help to keep the area dry and give homeowners a chance to spot any issues in their crawl space.

Once clean and dry, any cracks and holes should be sealed to prevent rodents or insects from damaging the area. Finally, a dehumidifier should be installed to suck up any excess moisture and prevent any mold, mildew, and rot from occurring. If any mold is found, a basement waterproofing professional should be contacted. For additional information, or to purchase a crawl space dehumidifier in Feasterville, PA, visit http://basementmedics.com today.

About Basement Medics
Basement Medics is a family-owned-and-operated small business that offers state-of-the-art basement waterproofing services to families residing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Bob Cunliffe, owner of Basement Medics, has 40+ years of experience dealing with a wide variety of basement jobs, from waterproofing to repairing cracks in the foundation, to sump pump installation.
To learn more, please visit https://www.basementmedics.com/.

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