What About Crawl Space Cleaning Campbell?
Now, all of the above are good reasons to clean a crawlspace, but some may wonder if cleaning it out themselves might be a feasible option. And of course, there are some brave DIY-ers willing to venture down into the crawlspace and who possess the skills and tools it takes to get it done right.
But, in reality, very few people want to even crawl down into their crawlspace, especially if it’s damp, dirty, and infested with rodents and insects. And, it takes a professional to know how to effectively deal with black mold, how to identify and measure the seriousness of structural damage, or to create a full vapor barrier in the crawlspace.
It also takes special tools to clean certain types of contamination, and you have to wear full protective clothing while doing all of this work.
Allergens, pathogens, aggressive rodents, exposed or loose wiring, and more could all await you down in the crawlspace. In sum, this is one of those types of jobs typically best left to the professionals – and that’s us! We at Crawl Space Cleaning Campbell can take care of your crawlspace problems for you so you don’t have to!
The 3 Top Benefits of Getting Your Crawlspace Cleaned
Besides simply averting disaster or correcting any of the various problems we’ve mentioned so far, here are three other TOP BENEFITS of getting your crawlspace cleaned AND ensuring you have a proper vapor barrier, humidity level, and good insulation down below:
The disease, mold, allergens, and generally “rancid air” that can fester in a dingy old crawlspace can seep up into the air in your living spaces. If your ducts run through the crawlspace, then it’s even more likely bad crawlspace air will pollute your good “upper level” air.
A much as 40% of the air circulating in and out of a home passes through the crawlspace, and breathing contaminated air can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, or worse.
Plus, diseases can spread from rodents (alive or dead), insects, and germ-infested water and dampness.
A total crawlspace makeover can save you as high as 30% on your monthly energy bill. How? By eliminating the conditions that attract insulation-destroying rodents and sealing holes to keep them out. By replacing damaged insulation if necessary, by air sealing, and by upgrading your ducts if they’re inadequate.
By preventing air coming in/out through the crawlspace from diluting your conditioned indoor air, you won’t have to spend as much to heat/cool your home.
Help the Environment!
Can a crawl space be environmentally friendly (or unfriendly)? Yes, it can. When a crawlspace keeps the heated or cooled air trapped inside your home, it not only lowers your energy bill but it reduces your carbon footprint.
When damp crawlspaces destroy structural wood, more trees have to be cut down to repair the damage. When insulation is ruined by moisture, rodents, and bugs, then more manufacturing has to be done to replace it, and the old insulation has to be thrown into a dump.
Other Crawlspace Services Crawl Space Cleaning Campbell Provides
Besides just cleaning of the crawl space, we offer a number of other related services as well. In fact, we offer “full crawl space services,” so whatever problem you may have in your crawlspace, or if you just want a crawlspace inspection, we can handle it.
Aside from cleaning services, where we remove all debris and garbage from your crawlspace floor, de-mold, de-tox, and thoroughly sanitize the whole crawlspace, we also offer:
One very common problem in L.A. Area crawlspaces, which we get a lot of calls about, is rodent infestations. On the other hand, you may not even know that you have rats or mice living just under your floor until after you get your crawlspace cleaned or inspected.
In rodent proofing, we will go on a “search and destroy” mission in your crawlspace. We know how to find rodents’ entry points and permanently seal them off with metal screening and/or foam sealant, depending on the exact situation.
If rodents have already chewed through wiring, damaged pipes or duct work, destroyed insulation, or contaminated the area with feces, urine, or their dead carcasses, we will deal with that for you too.
We at Crawl Space Cleaning have deep experience in rodent proofing both crawl spaces and attics. We know what works and what doesn’t. We can set traps to kill off rodents already present as well as fortify your crawlspace to minimize the risks of a re-infestation.
Not only do holes need to sealed to prevent the entry of unwanted guests (rodents and insects), but any draft needs to be plugged up to prevent the loss of your conditioned indoor air.
Unless air sealing is done first, installing insulation will be of little value. The R-value of insulation can be reduced by as much as 50% due to unsealed holes and cracks in your crawl space walls.
we are experts at locating all air leak points and effectively, permanently sealing them, and thus, lowering your energy bill and preparing the wall for crawlspace insulation.
Insulate OR Re-Insulate
The intense moisture levels in many L.A. Area crawl spaces often dampens and ruins insulation material (typically batts insulation). Rodent droppings, rodent nesting habits, leaky ducts or pipes, and other factors can also cause old insulation to deteriorate to the point it ought to be replaced.
In other cases, the crawlspace never was insulated to begin with, OR it never was sufficiently insulated.
We can install insulation in your crawlspace where there’s none, add more if necessary, or tear out and dispose of old insulation and replace it with new material – whichever is most appropriate to the situation.
Many people ask if it’s really necessary to replace old, damp, dirty, dingy insulation. The answer is, yes, if you want your insulation to work like it’s supposed to. Of course, it depends on the level of the damage, and you may only need some of your insulation replaced rather than all of it – but the point is that insulation can be damaged to the point its useless and needs to be replaced.
We can help you select an insulation type that fits your R-value needs, your budget, and your concern for our environment. And we take care of getting rid of the old insulation – without leaving any mess behind!
If you have duct work running through your crawlspace, as many in Southern California do, it’s not uncommon for older ducts to get cracked and leaky.
It may be we can seal a few small duct leaks and save an old duct, OR it may be that the duct is too badly damaged and really needs to be replaced.
Either way, we can handle the job. We can inspect your ducts and fix or replace them (if necessary and you decide to do it) quickly, professionally, and at a very competitive rate.
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.