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The Importance of Proper Attic Ventilation

By Mike on December 21, 2016

Attics are among the least used parts of our homes. They’re often used as storage areas and are taken for granted. Although it seems far-fetched, attics have a huge influence our living standards, especially in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Moreover, keeping your attic in good condition can prevent several health hazards as well as

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Time to Roll Out the Caution Tape: You Have Mold in Your Crawl Space

By Mike on December 8, 2016

In its natural state, mold has very positive effects on the environment. It helps break down and decompose organic material, such as leaves, vegetation, fruit, and other organic matter. However, when present in houses, mold growth can cause severe health complications and cost a lot of money in property damage. Detecting any mold growth in

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Answers To The Top 3 Questions About Crawl Space Humidity

By Mike on September 23, 2016

Crawl spaces are tricky to monitor and maintain, and homeowners need to know where to start. We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers of moisture in your crawl space, but what should your next step be? The main concerns homeowners have are about mold growth, condensation and the dangerous levels of crawl

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How To Properly Budget for Crawl Space Cleaning

By Mike on September 8, 2016

For many of us, visiting our crawl space is not something we look forward to, especially when it is a wet or smelly place. Previous animal infestations, mold, mildew, and wet insulation all release unpleasant aromas and create a disgusting crawl space environment.  While visiting your crawl space may not be an exciting task, neither

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5 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

By Mike 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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Seven Things You Don’t Want in Your Attic

By Mike on April 21, 2016

Your attic isn’t just an empty space above the living quarters. It’s part of your home’s structure that has a purpose. The rafters support the roof and distribute its weight to the framing members throughout the home. Joists support the ceiling and help distribute weight evenly so the house stands strong. But there’s a lot

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5 Reasons to Maintain a Clean Crawl Space for Your Home

By Mike on February 29, 2016

You might never go into your crawlspace, but that’s what we do best. You dust and vacuum regularly, but when was the last time you thought about cleaning your crawlspace? Many people don’t, at least not until there’s a problem. But some problems aren’t obvious until they affect your quality of life indoors. Maybe you’re

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How to Know When Your Attic Insulation Needs Replacing

By Mike on February 15, 2016

A well-insulated attic is a happy attic. If the attic is happy, so is the rest of the home! They are just like the head that sits on top of your shoulders; if you’ve got a headache, the rest of the body usually suffers too. Noticing chilly drafts in the house, scratching heard through the

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