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

By Mike 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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Why Cleaning and Insulating Your Attic Is So Important

By Mike on May 1, 2015

Most people don’t think twice about cleaning and insulating their attics. At least, not until strange smells, rodent infestations, or other annoying issues appear and force them to take a peek into their attic. With basic attic cleaning, inspection, and repairs, families in Everett, WA can avoid dealing with the side effects of a poorly

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Why Is Spray Foam Best For Your Crawl Space Insulation?

By Mike on September 18, 2014

At Clean Crawls, we see a lot of crawl spaces in the Greater Seattle area. While some of these are well-tended and well-insulated, others are in complete disarray when we first walk onto the scene.   But after our team of crawl space experts walk off your property—we leave behind a completely cleaned and insulated

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What Should I Do When My Insulation Gets Wet?

By Mike on September 3, 2014

My Spray Foam insulation is wet: You’re in luck! If you have closed-cell spray foam insulation that’s been exposed to moisture, never fear. Closed-cell spray foam insulation provides a moisture barrier and an air-tight seal. If you’re noticing water on your spray foam insulation, it almost certainly means that you’ve got a leak somewhere. But

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Spray Foam Insulation and Mold: Why Spray Foam Insulation is Your Best Option

By Mike on July 3, 2014

One of the worst sights a homeowner can see is mold growth in or on any part of their home. Whether it’s creeping across their crawl space insulation, or crawling up their attic beams, mold means damage, health risks, and both time and energy to fix. But how can homeowners prevent this plague? Most people

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Toxic Mold Infestation Part III: Get Rid of Mold with Clean Crawls

By Mike on March 6, 2014

It’s easy to take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to crawl spaces. However, leaving them unattended is not worth the risk. Cleaning out your crawl spaces and attics is a small price to pay to alleviate the health risks associated with toxic mold infestation. While there are preventative measures that you can

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Toxic Mold Infestation Part II: Don’t Assume You’re Safe

By Mike on March 5, 2014

It’s tempting to walk through life blindly hoping that you can avoid detrimental health problems. Many victims of difficult health conditions could have avoided their illness by taking simple, proactive steps to ensure their environment was clean and healthy. Unknowingly, individuals can be facing potentially harmful home environments that, if not properly cleaned and treated,

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