THANK YOU! We do appreciate your professionalism and going “above and beyond” to ensure the job is done right and done with a guarantee. Tim is an invaluable asset for your company.
Dr. Theodore J. Passon, Jr. wrote:
In theory and in reality, exposed earth contributes a lot of water vapor into the crawl space air in a home. As the damp soil dries into the house, the water vapor moves upward into the home. In most climates where there are dirt crawl spaces, you can never dry the earth, and this invisible stream of water vapor goes on forever. This moisture will produce microorganisms like fungus (mold) and bacteria. There are several other ways water gets into a house. Groundwater seeps, leaks, and even rushes into many crawl spaces. Water enters under the footing, between the walls, through light in block walls and through cracks in poured walls. It then collects in puddles, slowly evaporating upward into the house. Fungus (mold) and bacteria can cause pathogenic and allergic responses to people living in the house.
Moisture and carbon sources, increase these pathogenic microorganisms. Most people do not think that fungi (mold) and bacteria are everywhere in your home and crawl spaces. It is important to note that air pollutants like fungus (mold) can cause asthma, allergic rhinitis, and common allergies that are attributed to induce air pollutants. An estimated 45 million Americans suffer from some type of allergic disease which could be related to fungus (mold). For example fungi, like Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, and Stachybotrys can produce chemical responses in the body, caused by the production of Mycotoxins which may induce severe allergic reactions.
Indoor air containing high levels of gram negative bacteria has been recognized for years as causing profound health issues in humans and animals. These bacteria produce heat stable lipopolysaccharides (LPS) – protein complexes which are called Endotoxins. This bacteria and their endotoxins are ubiquitous in soil, water, and moisture in crawl spaces. In theory, exposed soil and earth contributes a lot of water vapor into the crawl space. Inhalation of these airborne microorganisms is associated with the development of various clinical symptoms due to endotoxins and lipopolysaccharides (LPS).
When I was in Crossville and Fairfield Tennessee, I was impressed by the number of homes which had the encapsulation of crawl spaces and thus preventing the continued growth of abnormal levels of fungi (mold) or bacteria. So thank God for encapsulation, I believe this is a start.
Dr. Theodore J. Passon, Jr., PhD., MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), BCLD(ABB) is the owner and technical manager of Pure Earth Environmental Labs, Inc. which he established in 1993 which is a certified environmental microbiology lab. Previous to this he owned and operated a clinical pathology laboratory for over 23 years and started Pure Earth Environmental Labs, Inc. in 1993, which is a certified environmental microbiology lab.
Robert Farnsworth wrote:
I had the CrawlSpace Encapsulation done last spring. The job was finished to my satisfaction and it made a big difference in the temperature , humidity and that musty odor. I also kept track of my electric bills during the summer months and there was a large drop in the air conditioning bills. Over all having the work done is one of the best things I did.
Fred & Mary Harig wrote:
We had a water problem in our crawlspace, coming up from the ground. We had a home inspector to come but they missed plenty!! Advanced Termite put in a drain and sump pump and our problem was taken care of. They spray our home every 3 months and we have no mold or problems in our crawl space, we are very pleased. Also, they took care of our drainage from the road to the front of our home.
Anyone can have termites. And I Did! My name is Amy and one day I found Termites falling out of a wall in my garage. Advanced Termite had a crew there that same week. They explained everything and treated my house immediately. I haven’t seen one since! I have my house sprayed regularly, it’s fairly new, and was treated for termites when built. But, you still need a termite inspection. Why Not, It’s Free!