The crawl space is one of the most neglected areas of the home. Every day we find insulation that has been pulled down and contaminated with rodent droppings, urine, food caches, nesting materials and even rodent corpses. Ducting is chewed through and nested in, vapor barriers are damaged, improperly set down or non-existent, and excessive moisture has led to mold and rotting wood. Vents are improperly installed or even blocked completely with Crawl Space Cleaning San Jose.
During crawl space cleaning, we will go in and remove it all, take out everything that could degrade the energy efficiency & air quality of your home – from feces to fungi. After we clean up the space, we seal up holes where rodents or other animals could access your crawl space in the future. We take all necessary precautions to ensure the inside and outside of your home remain a clean, healthy environment from the time we arrive to the time we leave.
We understand that most homeowners don’t enjoy going into their crawl space. We do! We clean crawls spaces throughout the San Jose and surrounding areas.
Save Money on Your Utility Bills
Crawl space insulation prevents the loss of heat in the winter and prevents hot air in summer from entering your home by resisting heat flow. This is called the Stack Effect, which is how air flows through your house in both hot and cold weather.
Heat flow is critical element in your energy usage.
In the winter, the heat produced by your heating system moves naturally to the unheated spaces such as attics, garages, basements and crawlspaces – or directly outdoors. To make up for this loss, your home heating system needs to run more often to keep a constant indoor temperature. A well-insulated crawlspace will prevent heat loss and keep your floors warm.
In the summer, heat will flow into your home, making your air conditioner work harder to keep the inside cool. Crawl Space Cleaning San Jose will help keep that heat out and keep your energy bills in check.
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.