Why Is It Important?
Just because you likely don't regularly consider your crawl space's well-being doesn't mean that it's not significant! If animals have damaged your vapor barrier, or if there's been a water leak, it's highly likely that mold and mildew are spreading through the area, which not only damages the wood and insulation, but also poses a health risk. Insects may also be attracted to the area, which will cause further harm to the wood and weaken it.
What Should You Look For?
If you can look into your crawl space with a flashlight, keep an eye out for warped or gnawed on wood, insulation that looks moldy or crumbling, discoloration, or standing water. Other than that, make note of any foul odors that seem to be coming from the area, or even troubles with your allergies. Both of these may be signs that mold has been consuming your crawl space, and that it needs to be tending to!
Let Us Give You A Hand!
Whatever the issue may be we can take care of it for you! We can replace damaged vapor barriers with fresh ones to keep the moisture out, and if the vents or door of the crawl space aren't airtight, install ones that are for further protection. Should standing water be an issue, we can drain it out for you and take care of any structural sagging that may have occurred because of it.
There are other services to protect your crawl space as well, such as encapsulation to protect your home against radon gas if it has a dirt floor, or a dehumidifier to further reduce the risk of moisture being absorbed. Winterization can help keep your pipes from freezing, as well as stop those icy cold floors.
Don't Wait Any Longer!
Contact Attic Cleaning Pleasanton now and let us get to work for you to make your crawl space like new again! You won't regret it.