Have you been in your crawl space lately? Most people opt out of crawling under their homes on a regular basis because most crawl spaces are dirty, uncomfortable places. If you’re aware of issues under your home, the best place to begin is a crawl space cleaning, from the Pros. Since this project might only be necessary once every 10 to 20 years it’s important to get it right, the first time. That’s why we recommend trusting this project to the crawl space cleaning pros, like Crawl Space Cleaning Burlingame.
Crawl space cleaning can be a DIY project but be prepared with a disposable crawl space suit, gloves, a headlight, and a respirator mask is recommended. Insulation removal is especially uncomfortable and can cause uncomfortable rashes. Never remove insulation without a full-face respirator to protect your eyes and lungs.
If you observe any crawl space sewage, you should Google search – ‘Crawl Space Sewage Cleanup Companies’ – to find companies willing to remove sewage and disinfect the contaminated space.
Any professional crawl space cleaning should, at a minimum, include removing and disposing of any existing vapor barrier and debris. From there you might want to remove any floor insulation and possibly perform a mold and fungal treatment. For an accurate price, click here for a free crawl space cleaning quote.
Crawl Space Cleaning Cost Guide
Are you searching to learn what crawl space cleaning costs? Here we’ll break down the costs associated with cleaning your crawl space:
DIY OR HIRE THE PROS
If you’re willing to do-it-yourself, you’ll need to buy all of the items needed to perform a clean-out including: crawl space suit, gloves, headlight, plastic to wrap up debris, tape, respirator masks, and a truck to remove all of the trash. These items can be purchased for around $150 to $200. Beware, many people attempt to begin this project only to turn it over to the Pros.
If you’re hiring the Pros, you’ll have to pay the labor cost, materials cost, and the companies fees for performing the work. Professional companies can complete the work much faster and more efficiently if they perform this work every day.
CRAWL SPACE SQUARE FOOTAGE
The size of the crawl space directly impacts the costs for a crawl space cleaning. Larger spaces require more work, more time, and more money to properly clean.
DIFFICULTY OF THE CRAWL SPACE
If it’s difficult to crawl under a house because of obstacles, the tightness of the space, or an excessive amount of debris to remove, it takes more time to clean out the crawl space… and more money.
While we can provide a crawl space cleaning as a standalone service, most times the cost is build into all of our moisture control services. No matter the moisture control solution, we always perform a crawl space cleaning as preparation for a new vapor barrier or crawl space encapsulation.
Honestly, the crawl space cleaning portion of most projects we provide is under $1,000 unless there is an extreme amount of debris or the space is especially hard to work in.
Removal and disposal of the crawl space floor insulation is not an enjoyable process. Most people find the respirator mask to be uncomfortable and the insulation to leave them itching for days. Here, we charge less than $1,000 to remove and dispose of all the insulation in your crawl space, for most crawl spaces under 2,000 square feet. For this low cost, most people prefer to have us do the work.
Since the cost of the crawl space cleaning is automatically factored into most of our projects, you can learn more about the total crawl space repair costs with our Crawl Space Repair Cost Guide.
Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.
Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:
Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.