The Surefire Way to a Clean Your Home’s Crawl Space
Most people will agree that they’d rather not go anywhere near their home’s crawl space, much less clean it. Not only are they hard to reach, but years of neglect and exposure to various conditions don’t make them inviting destinations. There might even be a few critters waiting down there to greet you.
What is a crawl space?
‘Crawlspace’ is as straightforward a name as you’ll get. It’s a space below houses that typically only have enough room to crawl around in. Larger spaces, enough for moving around and standing erect in, would typically be classified as basements.
Since they seem limited in terms of what you can do in them, you might wonder what purpose they serve at all. The fact is that crawl spaces do serve some pretty important functions. Check out some of them below:
- Affords access to vital components such as electrical wiring, plumbing, and HVAC systems
- Can accommodate insulation
- Mitigates rising damp and moisture from the ground below
- Issues with leaks can be quickly accessed and fixed
While more uncommon than basements and concrete slab foundations, there are still many buildings that have crawl spaces.
Why they need your attention
Because most people don’t typically go into crawl spaces unprompted, this can lead to some issues. Since they are largely hidden from view, this can lead to delays in noticing problems with important systems. For example, it might take a homeowner a long time to notice a leak in the plumbing located in the crawl space, unlike basements which people use regularly.
Crawl spaces are also affected by the elements, regardless of construction and design. There’s the regularly occurring humidity and dampness from rising ground water. Blocked roof gutters can also divert rainwater down through the walls and into to the crawl space, which can lead to flooding. Neglect inevitably leads to the deterioration of the crawl space environment over time.
The ideal approach to cleaning a crawl space
If you find yourself with a crawl space that requires a titanic cleaning effort, there’s but one recourse. Call in a professional crawl space cleaning crew to do the job for you. There’s just no reason to risk facing the potential hazards that you could come across if you try to do it yourself.
Professional cleaners will have the requisite protective gear so they can enter your crawl space without any qualms. They’ve got the full-body suits, boots, gloves, and proper masks. They have the equipment to remove all the dirt, garbage, mold, and whatever else might need to be disposed of.
Apart from simple cleaning, the crew can also take care of any damaged or deteriorated fixtures. They will report these back to you so that you’re constantly on the same page in terms of what needs to be addressed. Costs for the job will vary depending on the size of the crawl space and what’s included in the cleaning. Accessibility, complexity of the requirements, and repairs that need to be made also factor into the equation.
The ideal professional answer to crawl space cleaning
Crawl spaces are the largest single cause of poor indoor air quality and various moisture-related problems in your home, and EnviroGreen Cleaning & Restoration know how to effectively solve all these issues.
We can guide you through the many problems you may be encountering. Our free inspection will involve a thorough examination of your crawl space. We will explain the causes of your crawl space problems, what can be done to correct them permanently and provide you with a written estimate. Our goal is to solve your specific problem in the most cost-effective, non-intrusive way possible.
Call us up now! Save yourself the trouble, and let the experienced professionals who know crawl spaces best restore yours to its pristine condition. Once we’re done with your home, that crawl space should be good to go for many years to come!