Vapor Barrier Removal
Having a functional vapor barrier is important for the protection of your crawl space and the materials under your home or business. However, when a vapor barrier becomes damaged it can cause more harm than good by trapping in moisture that gets in through tears or unsealed sections of the barrier. For vapor barrier removal West Linn can rely on for experienced know-how, call The Killers Crawl Space Restoration.
Our professional vapor barrier removal experts safely remove a damaged barrier, clean the area, and prepare it for a new vapor barrier. We have over 30 years of experience in crawl space repair and can ensure your vapor barrier is removed and replaced so that the ventilation is restored and the area is sealed from moisture accumulation.
Why do you need a vapor barrier?
A damaged vapor barrier is definitely something you need to have removed, but you should not stop there. There are real benefits to what a functional vapor barrier does for your crawl space. Having a new vapor barrier installed after a vapor barrier removal is complete is to your advantage. Here are some of the benefits to a working vapor barrier in your crawl space:
- Mold Prevention – Mold can be a real enemy for homes and building in the Northwest. Mold is a major player we often see deteriorating the building materials in a crawl space. Not only does it cause structural damage, it can also spread into the airways inside a home or office and pose a health hazard. A vapor barrier’s main job is to reduce the level of moisture in a crawl space, making it more difficult for mold to take hold as well as discouraging some types of wood-eating insects.
- Temperature Control – Moisture in a crawl space creates icy condition in the winter and humidity on warm days. A vapor barrier reduces the moisture and thereby helps regulate the temperature under your home.
- Energy Efficiency – Keeping this moisture in check helps your heating and cooling system from working as hard; that then lowers your utility bills.
- Structural Integrity – Moisture is a natural enemy of wood materials. The vapor barrier lowers the moisture and thereby lowers the risk of rot taking hold in the wood materials of a crawl space.
Vapor Barrier Removal West Linn Trusts
Vapor barrier removal and replacement needs to be done in a very specific way in order to keep effective ventilation and seal out moisture. Our team has the necessary skills for vapor barrier removal that responsibly disposes of the ruined materials without the risk of spreading mold spores or other contaminants into your air ducts or under your home.
When a restoration and replacement are done, we measure the airflow to ensure proper ventilation is restored. We also seal the new vapor barrier so that there is no risk of moisture leaks.
Contact us for professional vapor barrier removal West Linn can rely on.