A home’s crawl space is often its most neglected area, yet its maintenance is important for the overall comfort of your home. Since most homeowners don’t even think about their crawl space, the necessary periodical clean up is neglected, leading to a gradual deterioration in the conditions within your crawl space that can lead to negative consequences for your Bay Area or Los Angeles home and family.
Rodent infestations, old or contaminated insulation, and standing water are some of the problems that are symptomatic of an ignored crawl space. Rodent infestations are especially troubling because they can cause damage to your insulation. However, even more troubling is that their feces can cause mold and mildew to grow on your insulation, forever damaging it.
The effects of rodent feces mixed with mold and mildew, along with standing water, can contaminate the air quality in the crawl space. Harmful air works itself upward into your living space where it can lead to serious health consequences for your family.
Attic Star’s team of professionals can clean and decontaminate your crawl space. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to ensure that your crawl space is adequately clean and healthy so that the rest of your home will be, too.
In an ideal world, your crawl space insulation should last the lifetime of your home. Much like your attic insulation, there are many factors that lead to the necessary removal of your crawl space insulation. No matter what situation you find yourself in when needing to remove your insulation, consider hiring only a certified professional like Attic Star to aid you in removing that old insulation.
Old insulation in your crawl space needs to be removed for two very basic reasons. One is the presence of rodents, insects, mold and mildew. Any combination of these present in your crawl space can lead to potentially dangerous air seeping into your living space above the crawl space. Feces from rodents attract disease-spreading insects and mold and mildew thrive in such conditions. Secondly, mold and mildew that comes as a result of too much moisture in the crawl space can lead to the deterioration of your insulation. It is this deterioration that will lead to the loss of heat and spread cold air into your home, which will invariably raise your energy costs.
If you do find yourself in need of crawl space insulation removal services, please consider hiring a professional. Removing old insulation requires the utmost care and security as haphazard removal of insulation could cause the spread of bacteria into the airspace in your crawl space, potentially spreading to other parts of your home.
Installing new insulation in your crawl space is one sure way to help you save money on your energy costs. However, there are many complexities and elements to consider before you lay down that first layer of insulation. To ensure that you get the maximum value from your new crawl space insulation, consider hiring the Bay Area experts at Attic Star to get the job done right.
There are two main factors you need to consider when you decide on having new insulation in your crawl space installed. The first is whether or not your crawl space is vented. Vented crawl spaces are accessible from the outside while un-vented spaces are actually part of the basement themselves. Depending on which one you have makes a difference in how the crawl space should be installed and with what type of insulation you install.
The second factor to consider is the current condition of your crawl space, especially with regard to moisture. If you live in a particularly warm and humid climate, you should opt for moisture resistant insulation. On the other hand, if your crawl space doesn’t have a moisture problem, other types of insulation are an option.
No matter the condition of your crawl space, the experts from Attic Star can help you plan out the best way to clean the area or install your new crawl space insulation. We will conduct a full review of your crawl space and make the right recommendations in order to ensure the overall comfort of your home. When you need the most experienced crawl space cleanup services in the industry, we’re the one to call. Attic Star serves the Bay Area and the Los Angeles area. We invite you to call us today at (866) 391-3308 for a free consultation, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attic Star’s Bay Area crawlspace technicians are also experts in air duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, energy audits, crawl space cleanup, and more. We will get the job done right the first time and all within your budget.