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How to Dry Out a Flooded Crawl Space

By Ed Steenman on August 14, 2017

Many new homeowners have limited knowledge when it comes to that area beneath their first floor known as a crawl space. Here in the Pacific Northwest, crawl spaces are an integral part of structural design and construction, whether it be in a home or a building. Contained within the crawl space there is found insulation

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There’s Water in My Crawl Space; What Now?

By Ed Steenman on May 20, 2016

Finding water in your crawl space is always an unpleasant surprise. Many homeowners don’t frequent their crawl spaces often, if ever. This means that water is usually discovered after a flood or heavy rainfall, or it can be due to unpleasant smells issuing from beneath the floorboards. If you’re in this boat, never fear! The Clean

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How to Keep Your Crawl Space Dry in Winter

By Ed Steenman on September 30, 2015

Fall and winter are among some of the wettest seasons for Seattle and Tacoma residents. While rain is a staple of Washington weather, these moist conditions can impact the integrity and value of many Pacific Northwest crawl spaces. The crawl space is a critical part of your home and it’s important to keep this area

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When to Install Vapor Barriers in the Crawl Space

By Ed Steenman on September 3, 2015

Finding water and moisture in your crawl space is very bad news, for both your home and family. Without a proper vapor barrier, crawl space humidity levels can rise to dangerous levels and cause damage to the structural integrity of your home. It’s vital to install a vapor barrier in your crawl space in order

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How to Protect Crawl Space Insulation from Dangerous Humidity Levels

By Ed Steenman on July 8, 2015

High humidity in your crawl space will cause serious issues to your home. Not only will it put stress on the crawl space beams and weaken the structure of your home, but it can do serious damage to your crawl space insulation. To avoid this threat, Tacoma homeowners can take preventative measures to ensure that

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What is Safe to Store in Your Crawl Space

By Ed Steenman on May 20, 2015

Sometimes our homes just aren’t big enough to hold all of our stuff, and storage space can be hard to come by. In situations like these, many people turn to their crawl spaces and consider the storage possibilities. This big, dark, empty space can be ideal for storing unnecessary items that can safely remain out

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5 Steps to Handling a Flooded Crawlspace

By Ed Steenman on March 6, 2015

It rains a lot here in Seattle. And by ‘a lot’, we mean practically all the time. Because it rains so frequently, it can be easy for residents forget about the damaging effects that a sudden heavy rain can have on their home and property. Flooded crawlspaces are not an uncommon occurrence. However, as crawl

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Flooding Checklist: What to do When Your Crawl Space Floods

By Ed Steenman on May 21, 2014

This article has been updated with new a info-graphic since its original publishing date! In the Pacific Northwest, spring rain is a given. Rain year round, in fact, is a certainty. Because of where we live, however, it can be easy for us to forget that, when the spring rain comes and there are days of

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