If you own a home in Edmonds, we cannot overstate the importance of keeping your crawl space clean and dry. Although this area of your home is often ignored, the crawl space is one of the most important parts of your home in terms of air quality and structural integrity. Your dirty crawl space, when not properly maintained, can create a breeding ground for rodents, termites, and other pests. Unfortunately, many homeowners in Edmonds neglect this crucial part of their home until it is too late.
That’s where we come in. Here at Clean Crawls, we provide a number of crawl space maintenance services that can improve the overall health of your home. Not only will we clean your crawl space, we can also install insulation and vapor barriers, as well as rid your crawl space of pests that leave behind a potentially harmful mess. Our business is family owned and operated, and proudly helps maintain the crawl spaces of homes in Edmonds.
Crawl Space Cleaning in Edmonds
Even though the crawl space plays a huge role in the airflow and structural integrity of your home, it is an easy area to forget until a problem arises. Unfortunately, an improperly maintained crawl space can lead to damage of areas of high moisture – like Edmonds and around Puget Sound. Moisture from your crawl space often creates mold and mildew, affecting the quality of the air your family breathes in addition to causing damage and rot to the wood of your home. Because you probably consider your crawl space as an afterthought it could be a haven to pests, who cause even more damage alongside the moisture problems. If you don’t regularly clean and maintain your crawl space, there can be several harmful effects. These harmful effects include poor air quality inside the home, pest infestation, increased energy bills and damage to the structure of your home.
Crawl Space Insulation in Edmonds
Here in Edmonds, our winters are freezing and our summers are scorching. If your crawl space is not properly insulated, either time of year can be flat-out miserable inside your home’s living areas. During the winter, crawl space insulation helps to maintain the heat inside your home and keep your family cozy. During the summer, the same insulation minimizes the flow of heat into your home and helps the house stay nice and cool. Because approximately 40% of the airflow in your home comes directly from your crawl space, insulation is crucial to maintaining the right temperature of your house. A bonus is that crawl space insulation can enhance your bank account by saving you up to 30% on your energy bill.
Vapor Barrier Installation in Edmonds
Similar to how crawl space insulation maintains the temperature of the air in your home, a vapor barrier may help to improve the overall quality of the air. A vapor barrier helps keep out the moisture that can easily become a problem for homes in Edmonds. Reducing moisture in your crawl space protects your family from mold and mildew while improving the overall air quality. A vapor barrier in your crawl space also benefits the structure of your home by protecting the pipes and subfloor from moisture. Reduced moisture also means a reduced risk of pests in your crawl space.
Crawl Space Pest Control in Edmonds
Because of the warmth, moisture and lack of human presence, the crawl space of your home could turn into a paradise for insects, rodents, vermin and other pests. While these are obviously a nuisance, pests also create a serious impact on the health of your home and possibly even your family. Pests can damage your subfloor, insulation, air ducts and electrical wiring as well as leave behind harmful excrement and debris that infects the air. Termites, rats, mice and spiders are notoriously common in the crawl spaces of homes in Edmonds. Fortunately, we have a number of ways to get rid of them all, including: biological pest control, mechanical pest control, elimination of breeding grounds and food sources, chemical and natural pesticides, and more.
Crawl Space Services in Edmonds
Whether you need to rid your crawl space of pests, install insulation, add a vapor barrier or just give your crawl space a good cleaning, we are happy to help. If you live in the Edmonds area and need a crawl space expert, please contact us
to set up an appointment.