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A crawl space is an area located under a home that serves as a storage, ventilation, and access area. Crawl spaces are usually used to store things like water heaters and pipes, and to provide access to areas that may need repair or replacement. They also provide ventilation for your home and can help keep heating and cooling costs down.


While crawl spaces are generally out of sight and often forgotten about, they still require proper maintenance to ensure the safety of your home. 


When it comes to getting rid of unwanted pests from your home’s foundation, relying on professional crawl space cleanup services is always the best.


Professional crawl space cleaning services like those provided by Attic Pros to clean crawl space come with numerous benefits including knowledge of the most up-to-date techniques and products used to effectively remove dust and other debris from even hard-to-reach areas. 

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What Should Be Inspect Regularly?

A professional should inspect your attic and crawl space regularly to make sure there are no issues with mold, mildew, or pests. These problems can cause health issues for those living in the home, so they must be addressed right away if found.


Additional areas to focus on include the crawl space floor for signs of weakened or rotting wood, sagged support beams, large cracks, water stains, or excessive moisture levels.


Professionals can also inspect for standing water or water damage, which can lead to structural issues with your home if left untreated. It is important to check for moisture, as this can cause severe problems with energy efficiency (such as insulation is compromised.) Additionally, they can check the insulation in your crawl space to make sure it’s up-to-date and functioning properly.

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The Effects Of Moisture In Crawl Spaces And The Benefits Of Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

Moisture Damage & Mold Growth 

One of the biggest problems caused by moisture in crawl spaces is damage to insulation and other building materials. When exposed to high levels of humidity or water for an extended period, many materials used in homes begin to break down.


This includes wood framing, drywall, insulation, floor joists, and other structural components that are often found in crawl spaces. As these materials break down due to excess moisture, they become increasingly vulnerable to insect infestations as well as rot and mold growth – both of which can create hazardous conditions inside your home. 

Pest Infestations 

Another problem caused by moisture in crawl spaces is pest infestations. Pests such as rodents, insects, and other critters thrive in moist environments because they need water to survive.


If there is a high amount of moisture present in your crawl space due to poor attic insulation installation or inadequate ventilation, it may attract unwanted pests into your home that could do significant damage if left unchecked.


It’s important to take steps to reduce the amount of moisture present so that pests don’t have a chance to get inside your home.   

The Benefits of Vapor Barriers 

The best way to protect your home from the damaging effects of excess moisture is with a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a waterproof material (usually plastic) that is installed on top of the existing soil or foundation wall surrounding your crawl space.


This material acts as a barrier between the soil/foundation wall below it and any organic material that may be present within your crawl space itself (insulation, wood framing, etc).


By preventing water from entering through these sources, you can better protect your home from potential water damage and pest infestations while also reducing energy costs associated with cooling/heating your property due to improved thermal efficiency within the space itself.


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