Roof Vents Uncovered: Truths & Myths of Attic Ventilation

Houses, as we know them, have only evolved over the last couple of centuries. Homes in the late 1700s and early 1800s would be considered unacceptable today, for various reasons. One of them would be ventilation, which covers other important aspects of modern living like energy efficiency and room temperature control. Now, roof vents are part of almost every house design. Attic ventilation has become a requirement as it has…

How Garage Door Insulation Can Save You Money

When it comes to the battle against home energy loss, insulation is one of the most valuable weapons in your arsenal. Without proper insulation, the cold or warm air produced by your HVAC system will leak out into the world, leaving your home uncomfortable and exposed to the elements while keeping your heating and cooling bills high. Thankfully, modern homeowners are becoming more and more aware about the quality and…

Yard Drainage Solutions to Keep Excess Moisture From Your Crawl Space

Yard drainage solutions can accomplish things for your crawl space that regular old crawl space insulation cannot. Though a lot of our tips on keeping a dry crawl space roots back to crawl space insulation, it can be tested to its limits if it has to fight back against ongoing drainage issues. Moisture damage can lead to the need for a crawl space insulation cleanout or removal. For this, we’ve…

How Air Duct Cleaning Prevents Sweaty, Miserable Summer Days

Summer is upon us once again, which hasn’t been great news for Seattle in the last few years. Usually known for rainy, mild weather, Seattle has suffered extreme temperatures over the last four summers. Nevertheless, we can’t focus on the bad—after all, along with the high temperatures has come plenty of sunshine. But we do need to make sure we are prepared for the heat. There are many steps you…

Save Money! Wrap Your Ducks!

Like water off a duck's back, insulated ductwork and pipes protect what's underneath. You pay hard-earned money to heat water and condition the air in your Seattle home, so energy conservation is probably at the forefront of your mind. So how much of that energy is lost by the time it reaches its destination? Wrap your ducts and pipes with insulation, and you'll have all of…

How Improper Ventilation Will Damage Your Attic

When it comes to maintaining a healthy home, a clean attic makes all the difference in the world. Your home’s air quality, energy efficiency, and structural integrity are all affected by the condition of your attic, and cleaning it regularly will prevent future issues. However, some homeowners may notice that despite regular cleaning, their attic continues to be the source of mold, mildew, and wood rot. They might even hire…

How to Handle Insulation Safely

Handling insulation safely is not something that we could consider to be innate knowledge. To an untrained eye, classic fiberglass insulation can look quite a bit like a freshly-spun bundle of cotton candy. But unlike cotton candy, fiberglass insulation is not for fun—and it’s certainly dangerous to handle or ingest. If you’re looking to have an attic insulation cleanout, you may be looking to remove some of the insulation yourself.…

Dangers of an Unfinished Attic

As a company that is passionate about attic insulation installation, we care a great deal about correctly finished attics and keeping your family safe. Here are some reasons why you’ll want to verify that your attic is sturdy and finished. Risk of Falling and Ceiling Cracking Many older attics do not have full floors. Instead, beams and periodic boards must be used when moving through the attic. If you’re spending any…

Vapor Barriers: Taping or Staking?

With the ability to prevent moisture, deter pests and rodents, and keep your air quality pure, the importance of a good vapor barrier installation should not be taken lightly. But when installing a vapor barrier, you’ll want to take a look at the different types of techniques for installation: taping and staking. If you’re new to the world of vapor barriers, we’re here to be your educators in the different…

5 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

At Clean Crawls, we’re big fans of spray foam insulation. While a crawl space cleaning can do a substantial amount to improve your home’s air quality and your energy costs, a spray foam insulation installation can seal things up for good and eliminate any worries in the distant future. Now that summer is upon us, cooling can become a big consideration for your home. If your crawl space is not…

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