Every once in a while, homeowners get that nagging feeling that something in their home just isn’t right. When you get that feeling, take a look around—chances are there is some easily fixed problem in your crawl space or attic that could be giving you that feeling!
Crawl space cleanup and attic straightening can make a big difference in how you feel about your home. If you don’t know where to start, the easiest thing to do is call in the pros. Professionals from Attic Projects can come out to your house, perform a thorough inspection, and help you get on a regular cleaning schedule that is guaranteed to make your home a healthier place to live.
3 Reasons To Clean Your Crawl Space
One sure sign that your crawl space and attic need some maintenance is if you notice an increase in your heating and cooling bills. Higher utility payments usually indicate that your insulation isn’t doing its job right.
Your crawl space insulation can deteriorate due to a variety of factors, including pests, mold, and decay. By cleaning your crawl space, you can exterminate the pests, remove any mold, and enjoy lower utility bills!
Since changes in indoor temperatures could mean your crawl space isn’t properly insulated, this could be your sign that it’s time to take out the old insulation and replace it with new stuff.
Some insulation problems are easy to address, like if it is decaying or settling. However, others are more problematic. If you have wet insulation, you’ll need to identify the source of the moisture before you can replace it—otherwise, the problem will just keep happening.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew can cause problems in many places in your home, but it’s in your crawl space and attic that they are most likely to grow unnoticed until they become a serious problem.
Mildew and mold can cause several allergy-like symptoms, especially for those in your household who have respiratory conditions like asthma. If you discover mold and mildew during your crawl space cleanup, don’t try to take care of it on your own. Mitigation can be extremely hazardous and should be undertaken only by a professional.
Likewise, animals and pests can make their way into your crawl space and cause significant damage. Not only do animals and pests create a nuisance, but they can also create serious health issues that need to be immediately addressed.
Getting rid of pests and mold as part of your crawl space cleanup dramatically increases the quality of the air in your home.
Who Can I Call To Clean My Crawl Space?
Because crawl spaces are usually difficult to access, it’s a great idea to have a professional help you get it clean. And Attic Projects is here to help! Give us a call and we’ll come out, give you a free estimate for your crawl space cleanup project, and set you on the path for a healthier home. Don’t endure a messy crawl space any longer than you have to!