Monthly Archives: November 2015

How To Prevent Crawl Space Pipes From Freezing

When temperatures drop, many homeowners grow concerned for the water pipes in their home. At Clean Crawls, our experience with crawl space and attic restoration tells us that this concern is not unwarranted, especially in the crawl space. Because a crawl space is partially exposed to the environment through air vents, even a brief cold snap can freeze the water in the pipes under your home. However, while most homeowners…

The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation

Attics are among the least used parts of our homes. They’re often used as storage areas and are taken for granted. Although it seems far-fetched, attics have a huge influence our living standards, especially in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Moreover, keeping your attic in good condition can prevent several health hazards as well as structural damage to your house. In order to keep your attic in good condition, you…

Time to Roll Out the Caution Tape: You Have Mold in Your Crawl Space

In its natural state, mold has very positive effects on the environment. It helps break down and decompose organic material, such as leaves, vegetation, fruit, and other organic matter. However, when present in houses, mold growth can cause severe health complications and cost a lot of money on property damage. Detecting any mold growth in your house should raise a red flag. You must address the matter immediately. If you…

Best Insulation for Allergies: Spray Foam Attic Insulation

Finding the best insulation for allergy sufferers has become one of the main priorities of homeowners all over the U.S. Keeping our families safe is always at the forefront of any changes or additions we make to our homes, and attic insulation is no exception. Attic insulation is often the source of allergens that may affect your eyes, skin, and respiratory system, so choosing the best insulation for allergies is…

Top 8 Most Common DIY Crawl Space Mistakes

Over our years of work with crawl space repairs and restorations, we’ve witnessed many crawl space mistakes that DIY homeowners make. These often result in the serious consequences that affect both their health and economic stability. While DIY projects can be a great way to save money, there are some repairs that can end up instead costing you a lot of money. If you don’t have the skills, know-how, or…

How Crawl Space Cleaning Can Increase Your Property Value

There are many factors to take into account when trying to sell your house. Homebuyers and appraisers will be scrutinizing every single part of your home. Areas like bedrooms, living spaces, kitchens and bathrooms are always the first stop. However, you also have to maintain a pristine attic, and, of course, crawl space. Crawl spaces are surprisingly important when it comes to negotiating property value. Poorly maintained crawl spaces are…

A Simple Schedule For Crawl Space and Attic Maintenance

We’ve heard lots of homeowners ask how often they should be checking in on their crawl spaces and attics. When should insulation be replaced? In which seasons should they pay more attention? How do they know when to do a thorough inspection, rather than a brief peek? We thought that creating a simple schedule for your crawl space and attic maintenance would help homeowners just like you feel confident in…

Answers To The Top 3 Questions About Crawl Space Humidity

Crawl spaces are tricky to monitor and maintain, and homeowners need to know where to start. We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers of moisture in your crawl space, but what should your next step be? The main concerns homeowners have are about mold growth, condensation and the dangerous levels of crawl space humidity. The answers to these top three questions give practical recommendations to maintaining your…

How To Properly Budget for Crawl Space Cleaning

For many of us, visiting our crawl space is not something we look forward to, especially when it is a wet or smelly place. Previous animal infestations, mold, mildew, and wet insulation all release unpleasant aromas and create a disgusting crawl space environment.  While visiting your crawl space may not be an exciting task, neither is paying someone else to do it for you. Depending on the size of your…

3 Tips For Improving Home Energy Efficiency

HVAC technology has come a long way and people are more interested in becoming energy efficient more than ever before. While the sustainable energy trend may be in full swing, we still depend heavily on traditional energy sources. Homeowners are now looking for the best ways to save big on energy costs, and cleaning vents is a good tactic to place at the top of the list. If you see small…

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