Many homeowners are completely unaware of the importance of crawl space maintenance, especially in regards to removing soiled or contaminated insulation. Because of this, many homes have crawl space areas that are drastically diminishing their efficiency and air quality, and even allowing dangerous toxins and germs into their homes. In fact, 40% of children are affected by allergies in the U.S., while up to 40% of the air you breathe at home comes from your attic and crawl space.
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Clean Crawls is your go-to company for: Crawlspace Insulation Removal and Replacement, Vapor Barrier Removal and Replacement, Animal Exclusion, Crawl Space Deodorizing, Heat Duct Insulation Wrapping, Duct Sealing, Air Sealing, Water Pipe Insulating, and Affordable Payment Options. For 18 years, Clean Crawls has served Western Washington, and our commitment to providing excellent service and craftsmanship to our customers has never been stronger.
If your crawl space or attic is not properly insulated, your HVAC system will work overtime to keep the inside of your home a comfortable temperature, costing you more money. Insulating your attic and crawl space will keep the warm air in during the winter, and the cold air in during the summer.
Are strange smells coming out of your crawl space? Crawl spaces often start to smell when they’re not properly cleaned. Mildew, soiled insulation, or a rodent that found its way into your crawl space can cause your crawl to smell if not carefully maintained.
Crawl spaces that are poorly insulated or contain bad insulation allow heat to escape from your floor, leading to cold floors in the winter. If your crawl space does not contain enough insulation, or is not properly sealed, the cold air from underneath your house will create a chilly surface for you to walk on.
The first step to having a clean attic or crawl space is the cleanout. Our highly trained crews will go into your crawl space or attic and remove your vapor barrier, insulation, any debris, as well as, all rodent droppings and evidence of rodents. To remove any lingering smells of rodents, Clean Crawls uses an odor neutralizer that destroys the smell at the source. If you have mold or mildew present in your home, we will isolate the area, eradicate any airborne mold and mildew, and treat the area with an anti-microbial product. Clean Crawls provides these services for residential, as well as, commercial buildings.
The next step is to insulate your sub-floor, which needs to be done from your crawl space. Because so much of your home air is drawn up from the crawl space, especially through your vents (approximately 40% according to the building institute) it is important that this air flow is minimized, so that you keep from wasting energy by unintentionally heating your crawl space or attic, and also by preventing moisture from accumulating with a proper vapor barrier.
By insulating the crawl space – with environmentally compliant insulation – and ensuring that it is vented properly, our crawl space insulation team can ensure that your energy bill goes down and your home comfort goes up! Peace of Mind for Your Attic and Crawl ®
A correctly installed vapor barrier is one of the most important aspects of your home. A vapor barrier prevents excess moisture and condensation, as well as dangerous off-gassing, from accumulating in the crawl space. Moisture and damp air create a perfect environment for mold, mildew, and wood rot. By removing the moisture, you can keep your foundation, support beams, and home air quality safe. We remove and replace vapor barriers in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to keep moisture from damaging your crawl space