Cleaning Out Your Crawl Space

When most homeowners think about cleaning, the first thing that comes to mind is the interior of their house. However, many homeowners don't realize that they should also be cleaning out their crawl space regularly. A dirty and cluttered crawl space can cause several problems for your home, including; poor air quality, mold and mildew growth, pest infestations, and even potential water damage.

Poor Air Quality

Cleaning out your crawl space is essential if you want to improve the air quality in your home and prevent some potential problems. If you don't take time to clean and organize the space under your house, there could be signs of mold or mildew, as well as evidence of rodents that you're missing. When cleaning out your crawl space, be sure to use rubber gloves, protective eyewear, boots, and other safety equipment to protect yourself from sharp items, insulation, and other potential hazards.

Dirt and dust in the air can blow through small cracks in the foundation around pipes and vents into your house, leading to unhealthy air quality. Additionally, crawl spaces are not designed for ventilation or climate control. Keeping them completely sealed will ensure that your crawl space is clean and dry and will ensure indoor air quality remains high. It's important to ensure the crawl space doesn't get too hot or humid by keeping vents closed on hot days and opening them during rainfall on cool days.

Mold, Mildew, and Critters

The presence of signs of mold or mildew in your crawl space may indicate that there is too much humidity in the space. Damp conditions can cause these problems, so it's essential to have this area dry and free from moisture.

When cleaning out your crawl space, it's important to remember that this area can attract several pests and potential critters. Rodents such as mice and rats love to take up residence in crawl spaces because they offer warm shelter and easy access to food sources. Other pests such as roaches may also be attracted to the clutter and mess accumulated in a dirty space. To prevent these problems from occurring, you should clean up any food sources and take an inventory of any items that could be providing shelter for household pests.

Help for Your Crawl Space

By hiring a professional company to insulate your crawl space, you can ensure that this job is done in a timely and efficient manner. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and we can help remedy the situation.