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Should I Replace My Attic Insulation After Storm Damage?

By Mike on December 18, 2015

Washington storms can be pretty hard on Everett homes. If the strong winds, heavy rain, and the occasional snow and hail aren’t wearing away at your roof, it only takes some airborne debris or a falling tree limb to knock off some shingles and leave your house exposed. Some problems such a tree limb in

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Power Outages: How Insulation Protects Your Home When The Power Goes Out

By Mike on December 15, 2015

Power outages come at the most unexpected times. We might be in the middle of dinner, watching tv, getting ready in the morning, or staying at home sick, when suddenly the lights flicker and then go out. Voila-no power. Power outages are bad news for many Western Washington homeowners. Sometimes they last for several hours

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Preparing for Winter – Is Your House Insulated?

By Mike on October 15, 2015

The winter season holds the promise of cold winds, heavy rain, and frosty mornings for families in Seattle and Tacoma. While many people excitedly anticipate the opportunity to bundle up in their warm jackets, scarves, boots, and gloves to brave the fall and winter weather, it can be frustrating when these cold conditions follow you

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What You Might Find While Cleaning Your Attic

By Mike on October 8, 2015

Most people don’t spend much time crawling around in their attic. While we might store various seasonal belongings and treasured keepsakes there, our attics are not spaces that we spend much time thinking about. Now and then, however, our attics draw our attention to more serious problems. Stains on the ceiling, leaks from the roof,

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Insulating Your Home: What Is The Stack Effect?

By Mike on July 22, 2015

The term ‘stack effect’ is not one that most would encounter in their everyday lives. Many people are surprised, however, to find that the stack effect takes place in their very homes every single day and can significantly impact the temperature and air quality of their homes. Answering the Question The stack effect is the

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Clean Crawls Receives PSE 2015 Award for Energy Services

By Mike on June 23, 2015

This year, Clean Crawls was honored to receive the 2015 Weatherization Award from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for being one of the top performers in the Puget Sound region over the past year. The services that Clean Crawls has been able to provide for hundreds of Puget Sound families has enabled them to save money

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How To Tell If Your Attic Insulation is Old

By Mike on May 27, 2015

Even though the attic is not a place we visit very often, its condition can actually play a significant role in other areas of our lives. A common problem with attics that are not properly cared for is a decrease in the quality of the insulation. Knowing what to look for in your insulation can

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What Happens When Your Insulation Gets Wet

By Mike on April 14, 2015

There are many ways that water can gain access to your crawl space. Holes and cracks can let moisture in through the walls, foundation, and corners of the crawl space. Flooding or a burst water pipe can also result in excess water that will then be absorbed by the insulation. Wet insulation is insulation that

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