If your home has a crawl space, it's important to encapsulate (seal) this area. This prevents mold from developing and thus improves your home's air quality. To ensure this job gets done correctly, though, you need to hire the right crawl space encapsulation company. This won't be hard using these selection tips.
Check Online Reviews
The best place to start your search for one of these specialty companies is online. There, you can find all sorts of helpful reviews that tell you everything you need to know about these companies. Most importantly, you can find out what types of experiences previous consumers have had.
If there are any re-occurring problems with a particular encapsulation company, such as property damage or late arrival times, you'll know to avoid them entirely. You can thus avoid making the same selection mistakes that previous homeowners fell victim to.
Get a Detailed Proposal
Before you sign a contract with one of these encapsulation companies, you should first get a detailed proposal. This formal document should outline everything the company plans on doing to your property and when it is to be done.
This way, you can plan your schedule around this entire encapsulation process. In this proposal, it should also state how much these contractors are to be paid. So if the company tries to enforce additional charges that weren't agreed upon, you'll have protection in the form of this written proposal.
Make Sure You Get Insurance Coverage
Crawl space encapsulation involves a lot of steps to your floors, walls, and ceilings. To prevent you from having to pay for damage that occurs to any of these areas, you need to ensure the encapsulation company has insurance. If they're working and somehow damage your crawl space or surrounding structures, their insurance covers these costs.
To verify insurance, all you need to do is go on the company's page. It should say if they're licensed and show what type of property insurance they provide for these specialty jobs. Once this insurance is verified, you'll have a peace of mind having contractors you've never met work in your crawl space.
If you're looking to have your crawl space encapsulated, it's important that you select the right company to execute this job. This will involve extensive research into an encapsulation company's customer feedback, insurance options, and encapsulation processes. You'll then be able to narrow down your search and ensure your property is in good hands.