Affordable Crawl space Inspection, Cleaning, and Repair services
Most of the homes in the USA have crawl spaces. It is a small compartment which is located underneath the home. People generally use crawl space for storage unless left blank. You may not use your crawl space quite often, but it is still a segment of the home. So you should do care for the crawl space and also the crawl space inspected area as you do for your home. That’s why we include it with your home inspection.
Your crawl space deserves thorough maintenance. To make sure your home is completely healthy and safe, you need to get your crawl space inspection done, especially for the crawl spaces in your house. You might see no issue with it, but a professional will know what potential problems are in advance.
No inspection and attention to these areas put a reg flag on your property. There are many things that can go wrong with your crawl space and hence keeping a check on it is necessary. Getting it done reveals what future problems might arise in your home before they become uncontrollable.
Why do you need crawl space inspections?
Various problems may arise and may lead you to cost more If you overlook your crawl spaces for a long time. You may overlook your crawl space because it looks alright or you are not reminded. Therefore, you should do the inspection and clean your crawl spaces even if they seem alright because it is a part of your home. If the crawl space is affected, most likely it will make you and your family suffer. So, It is crucial to clean the crawl space even if you don’t like to enter there. So, you should make it a habit of doing crawl space inspections. Overlooking may result in dampness, mold mildew growth in the crawl space and may make your house floor a soggy floor.
Common crawl spaces problems
You should take care of your crawl space as you do for your home. Because crawl space is related to building structure and foundation. You should be aware of these common problems which may make your crawl spaces vulnerable:
It is very common that pests are found in crawl spaces. Pests can reproduce very quickly and are able to fill your crawl space. Your crawl space should be pests controlled.
Fungus, Mold, and Mildew
In the crawl space area, fungus, mold, and mildew can grow very quickly. They cause serious health issues for people as well as cause the wood decay. Mold is the cause of people’s allergic reactions and irritants which may result in fever, runny nose, skin rash, etc. Before it is too late, it should be ridden of.
Crawl spaces are generally closed and dark places and it can produce dangerous viruses like hantavirus. Because of the absence of UV rays from the sun, this virus reproduces quickly. This virus causes fever, headaches, breathing difficulty which are symptoms of Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome (HCS). So, it is necessary to keep the crawl space area neat and clean.
Sewage or Standing water
Standing water is the source of maximum crawl space problems. It is the cause of musty odors, microbial growth, foundation damage, electrical shock etc. It has to be removed on a regular basis and you have to make the crawl space waterproof.
One of the most critical problems of the crawl spaces is the structural problem. This type of damage causes huge financial loss and causes lots of health risks. The air you breathe, almost half of them come from the crawl space. And structural problems help bad airs enter into your home. This causes serious health issues for you and your family.
Improper wiring in the crawl space is a death trap without any doubt. This may be caused either by unskilled electricians or by the nuisance of bugs or mice. So, crawl space inspection is needed more frequently to track this problem.
Moisture problems occur from humid and hot weather. It makes the crawl space damp and the dampness causes mold and mildew to grow. These are able to damage the home’s foundation and also cause air quality problems. Experts say moisture is the greatest enemy of foundation. So, do the crawl space inspections quite often and take proper actions.
Freezing or cold weather of crawl space
Crawlspace insulation is very important. If your crawl spaces do not have proper insulation, it is almost impossible to keep the crawl spaces warm. You have to be very aware of this issue. Because it is related to the protection of the pipes from freezing.
Sometimes the crawl space becomes an animal graveyard or a garden of invasive plants. Animals like cats, dogs, or mice eat bones in the crawl space and make it dirty. These bones may drag other animals like snakes, spiders to stay in crawl space and it is harmful to people. On the other hand, invasive plants are deep rooted plants and it does not go away on a single treatment.
Like the home inspection, do your crawl space inspection on a regular basis to keep you and your family safe.
What Crawl Space Investigators Look For?
When our crawl space inspection experts go to your house, they look for various things to get an idea of what you need. Our home inspectors want to ensure your crawl space’s safety and cleanliness. To make the crawl space safe and clean and make the crawl space inspected, the home inspector will look for the following things:
- Our team will explore the entire crawl space area and will document the situation.
- They will collect and measure the wood moisture from the subfloor and joists.
- They will check the vapor barrier to find out the gaps or tears which may allow the moisture to dissolve on the floor.
- If there is any musty odor, they will note it down.
- They will observe any kind of debris which should be cleaned. Debris like old pipes, broken materials, chewed plumbing electrical wiring malfunctions or lying insulation on the floor, etc. They will also observe other unhealthy substances or the presence of asbestos which should be cleaned also.
- They will collect surface samples to analyze to identify the type of mold if it exists.
- They will do the inspection on insect infestations which may cause various diseases.
- And most importantly, they will conduct the inspection on framing problems, water leakage, foundation cracks, and ventilation to measure the damage.
When the crawl space is inspected, they will build a profile to generate the solution. If it is your first time inspecting, don’t worry about anything. We will conduct the inspection your crawl space thoroughly to get the best result.
What a crawlspace or home inspector takes care of?
Getting an underneath home inspection done can take care of the following things when it comes to Crawl Space Cleaning & Repair:
- Potential termites when they start burrowing
- Damage because of moisture and damp areas.
- Mold or mildew infected areas
- An infestation of pests and rodents
- Proper ventilation
This is all that you can look for while inspecting the crawl area.
Our crawl space repairs services
Crawl Space Drainage
If there is standing water in the crawl space, our professional staff will make solutions according to the inspections. We generally fix this problem with the combination of a sump pump and an interior drainage system. We will inspect your crawl space’s water source and will make it go away.
Crawl space Moisture Barriers
Generally the perfect moisture level of the crawl space is under 20 percent. Our professional crew will inspect the moisture level and will put moisture barriers according to the moisture level. Most of the time the moisture is the cause of structural damage.
Crawl space Encapsulation Systems
If your crawl space does not have an encapsulation system, your crawl space will fill up with excess moisture which may result mold and mildew growth, bad air quality, musty odor etc. Our skilled staff will do the crawl space inspection and install the encapsulation system accordingly. Encapsulation system is able to maintain proper humidity and ventilation of the crawl space.
Diversified Crawl space professionals you can trust
An intensive crawl space inspection is the only way to know the crawl space’s condition. We will inspect your entire crawl space and we will give the best solution for you. If you want the crawl space inspected or need best repairing service or you have questions about our services, (comp.) is here to aid you and don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Our service locations
We carry out thorough free crawl space inspection services at the below locations:
King County: Seattle, Kent, Renton, Bellevue, Auburn, Federal Way, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, Woodinville, Maple Valley, Bothell, Mercer Island, Kenmore, Enumclaw, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Duvall, Vashon, and the surrounding cities
Pierce County: Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood, Gig Harbor, Bonney Lake, Spanaway, Graham, University Place, Buckley, Orting, Fife, Roy, Sumner, and the surrounding cities
Snohomish County: Everett, Lynnwood, Bothell, Marysville, Snohomish, Edmonds, Arlington, and the surrounding cities
Thurston County: Olympia, Lacey, and the surrounding cities
Kitsap County: Port Orchard and the surrounding cities
Allow a professional to keep all of your bases covered. We will show up with all of the equipment necessary to carry out a thorough inspection in your home.
If you’re interested in an appointment, you can reach our team at (206) 387-8563.