crawl space, encapsulation, total home performance, MD

Are there areas of your home that you avoid because they have a damp or musty smell? Though moisture issues can arise in any area of the home, they most commonly crop up in the crawl space.

If your crawl space is damp and musty, it’s important to do what you can to control moisture and prevent mold growth. As home performance experts serving Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Total Home Performance recommends scheduling mold remediation to remove existing mold, followed by crawl space encapsulation for better protection against mold and moisture.

The Dangers of Mold inside the Home

Mold in the home isn’t just unsightly — it can have a major negative impact on the health of you and your family. When it is allowed to multiply in humid environments, it infiltrates your indoor air and compromises your indoor air quality. Then, mold spores in the air harm your health by exacerbating allergy symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and asthma.

Mold Remediation to Remove Existing Mold

Mold remediation is the process of locating and removing existing mold inside a home, and it is essential before encapsulating or conditioning any crawl space. First, our trained and certified professionals thoroughly inspect the area for the presence of suspected mold growth. Then, if mold is present, we remove all mold while following the top industry standards.

Once mold remediation is complete, it is important to encapsulate the crawl space to prevent any mold growth in the future. Our technicians will install a continuous, sealed vapor barrier which keeps moist outdoor air from coming into contact with floor joists, ductwork, and plumbing in the crawl space.

To further control moisture in the crawl space, we may also install a dehumidifier to ensure continuous air movement and keep humidity from at a healthy 50% to 55%.

Certified Mold Remediation Specialists

As a Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS), Total Home Performance is here to help you transform your crawl space. We’ll safely clean, treat, or remove structures affected by mold growth and implement solutions that make indoor mold a thing of the past. Our mold remediation expertise applies not only to homes but also to commercial spaces such as offices, municipal buildings, and healthcare facilities.

Mold remediation protects the health of your home. Call (410) 822-1390 or contact us to talk to our mold remediation experts.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

  • The contractor was thorough, professional and impressive in the presentation and completion of the work completed at our home. Their work crew was extremely neat, efficient and timely in getting the work done. I highly recommend Total Home Performance, L.L.C.

    John Davis
  • Total Home Performance did an outstanding job. The work was completed as promised (time/price/quality).

    Joseph Holt
  • Entirely Satisfactory - Derek Dombrosky is an extremely capable young man.

    Elden and Barbara Hartshorn
  • Over all the THP experience was complete thorough and very professional. The equipment utilized was first rate and the work was excellent.

    William Gilmore
  • Total Home Performance is a yong company that is dedicated to doing outstanding work. Following the energy audit, Derek made an excellent presentation to us regarding our problems and their proposed solutions.

    Bill Leasure
  • Excellent staff. Professional work. Worked well with my schedule.

    Dean Hinton
  • Total Performance LLC was a very professional, hard working group. Since we are a total electric house with three heat pumps and a crawl space, we are looking forward to a lower power bill this winter.

    Ed Bishop
  • Total Home Performance was an excellent contractor. They were very knowledgeable and recommended solutions which were very helpful in improving the livability and energy efficiency in my home.

    Peter Kennedy
  • Contractor was on time, neat, had very good workers, and cleaned up after finished. Very satisfied.

    Patrick
  • The owner of the company Derek, came to our home soon after we contacted the company for an audit. He seemed to do a very thorough evaluation in all parts of the house.

    Joyce M. Fitzpatrick
  • We had our home sealed and our crawl space too and as the winter months are here---we feel the difference already.

    Tim Nowak
  • Addressed a number of issues we had with an old "ballon frame" house. Updated crawlspace and insulated attic.

    Gary
  • The work was done effeciently and I could feel the difference in the in the heat/air right away. I am very happy with the work that was done.

    Judy
  • Designated work completed as scheduled. Workers were courteous and completed work in above average manner.

    Larry Fry
  • I was amazed at the immediate impact of house sealing on the level of comfort. I have to wait until next winter to see if the savings are as expected. The contractors crew were very professional and very careful.

    B J Latka
  • We were very pleased with Total Home Performance and the energy audit experience. All the employees were very professional, they showed up on time to perform the audit, which took about two hours, as they indicated.

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  • Very capable personnel, respectful of our home, pleasant, able to answer question intelligently, thorough.

    John Bayliss
  • Company was outstanding.

    Dr Bill Plack
  • This is the second time the contractor has done work for us and each time it was a delight doing business with him.

    The Danns
  • We are delighted with the work that Total Home Performance performed in our home. The workers and the type of work they did were professional. They updated us on the status of work. We would definitely utilize them in the future if the need arises.

    David Turner
  • Total home performance did a great job sealing, removing decking in attic and installing new insulation and attic tent. They cleaned everything left no mess. Wife was very happy when she got home.

    Jimmy
  • Everyone was very nice and explained the reason for every improvement they suggested. There were several issues with having my information submitted for my rebates from my electric company, but they were eventually resolved.

    Crystal D.
  • Professional and friendly people provided excellent service.

    David Gibson
  • The company was dependable in terms of doing what they said they would, when they said they would. They seemed to be very knowledgeable. They resolved several of the issues that their audit indicated were problems.

    Karen
  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

    BJD
  • Everthing done well – sales, energy audit, installation, paperwork.

    Roger Crow
  • Total Home Performance has been very easy to deal with and I found them very efficient.

    Julie Libby
  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional ala carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

    Deb Rich
  • All went well. Very polite and professional. Finished work in timely manner. Hope it helps improve our heating costs!

    Bonnie Greer
  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Chuck and Ruth Barbour
  • My experience with the Maryland Home Performance program was very good for the following reasons. 1. The use of a certified contractor in energy efficient methods. 2. Having a certified contractor company that employs a crew that does good work.

    Sidney Schneider
  • Contractor was professional and completed all tasks as agreed. Program was helpful. We hope to realize energy savings over the coming years.

    Bruce Thomas
  • The contractors were kind, courteous and respectful of our home.

    Ed Watkins
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

    Carol
  • Work was completed on time and the workers went above and beyond. Great company to work with kept us informed the whole process

    Richard Covert
  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

    Maryland Local
  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Maryland Local
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

    Maryland Local
  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional a-la carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

    Maryland Local

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