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How To Prevent Crawl Space Pipes From Freezing

By Ed Steenman on January 9, 2017

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 warranted, especially in the crawl space. Because a crawl space is partially exposed to the environment through air vents, even a brief cold snap

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5 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

By Ed Steenman on June 17, 2016

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,

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How Spray Foam Insulation Keeps Your Home Happy

By Ed Steenman on May 5, 2016

Spray foam makes for a happy home. Whether it’s a battle with your energy bill, an incessant draft through your house, or frequent animals and invaders, spray foam insulation is one of your greatest allies to call in for a little backup. But what are all of the spray foam insulation benefits and why is

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Flash and Batt: Seattle’s Superheroes

By Ed Steenman on April 27, 2016

It might not wear a flowing cape or spiffy tights, but the flash and batt method of home insulation is a real superhero. Its power combines two common insulation materials and transforms them into something that neither could be on its own: highly effective and budget-friendly. That’s a genuine foe to the arch-nemesis of heat

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Why Going Green Starts in Your Crawlspace and Attic

By Ed Steenman on January 22, 2016

In a world plagued with deforestation, and air and water pollution, going green is more important than ever. Sure, improving the environment is an enormous task, but there are plenty of ways we can help on a local level and even reap the benefits of energy efficiency. One of the most beneficial ways you can

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing

By Ed Steenman on December 30, 2015

When it comes to home repair, fixing a burst pipe is one of the most frustrating tasks. It costs money, time, and the painful effort of crawling into some tight space to reach the pipe. Unfortunately, as winter moves in and temperatures plummet, many homeowners will find themselves in that exact situation. Some water supply

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

By Ed Steenman 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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Winter Rains and Vapor Barriers: Why Crawl Space Conditions are Critical in Winter

By Ed Steenman on October 30, 2015

Washington is a very wet state. While we don’t rank high in how much rain we get, the rain that falls lasts a long time in the form of groundwater and moisture in our air. Winter is especially a season packed with cloudy skies and wet weather. The effects of this wet winter weather can

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