Do I Need a Maintenance Plan for My Crawl Space?

Crawl space encapsulation is one of the smartest, most important home improvement upgrades a homeowner can make to their Eastern Maryland home. But if you’ve recently improved your crawl space with insulation, air sealing, vapor barrier installation, dehumidifier, and sump pump installation, you want to make sure that your investment work will continue to pay off for years to come.

The easiest way to ensure that you and your family will continue to benefit from a clean and protected crawl space is with a crawl space encapsulation maintenance plan from Total Home Performance!

Why Do I Need Crawl Space Encapsulation Maintenance?

If you’ve just had work done on your Eastern Shore crawl space, you may be wondering—why can’t I just sit back and enjoy all of the improvements that this work has made for my home, including lowering my heating and cooling bills, improving my home comfort, and increasing the quality of the breathing air in my home?

The answer is: because the crawl space is one of the most exposed and sensitive areas of your home, and because it’s hidden below your floorboards, there can be changes happening under your feet without you even realizing it.

Similar to why HVAC system maintenance is essential to keep the heating and cooling in your operating at high efficiency and to avoid expensive repairs, regular crawl space maintenance is the best way to ensure that all of the different elements of your crawl space work—insulation, air sealing, vapor barrier, and dehumidifiers—are still working properly, and that you won’t be forced to schedule crawl space repair down the road.

What’s Included in a Crawl Space Encapsulation Maintenance Visit?

You don’t want just any old contractor to hop over to your place, to simply poke his head down in your crawl space for a few seconds, shine a flashlight around, and say, “Looks good to me!”

So what do you get when you enroll in Total Home Performance’s crawl space maintenance plan? 

Our comprehensive, twice a year check-up visits include a thorough inspection of all the different aspects of your crawl space encapsulation, including:

  • Your crawl space’s perimeter sealing

  • Your ground barrier sealing

  • Your ducts and ductwork insulation

  • Moisture levels

  • Signs of mold

  • Humidity levels

  • Your crawl space dehumidifier’s coil

  • Your air filters

  • The condensate line from your dehumidifier

  • The operation of your condensate pump and sump pump

  • The sump pump bucket, removing any debris

  • Your dryer vent

  • The condition of your floor joists

  • Your crawl space insulation

  • Signs of pests and rodents

The Leading Company for Crawl Space Encapsulation in Eastern Maryland

Whatever issue you’re having with your crawl space, you can count on the team at Total Home Performance. We are just as experienced with insulating your basement or crawl space walls as we are in mold remediation, crawl space waterproofing, or explaining what is the best way to insulate a home with a crawl space in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Ready to reach out to the experts in crawl space insulation near you? Save even more when you talk to Total Home Performance, the only Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor who you can work with to qualify for rebates through BGE and Delmarva for your crawl space in Chestertown, MD and the rest of the Eastern Shore.

Maximize your crawl space encapsulation in Cambridge, Maryland by enrolling in our maintenance plan. Call (410) 822-1390 or contact us to learn more.


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