Most homeowners in Newcastle forget about their crawlspace when it comes to annual home maintenance. Unfortunately, a poorly kept crawl space can result in significant energy wastage and costs. With a crawlspace that has high humidity issues and dirty floors, your home can be very cold in the winter and damp in the summer.
As your crawl space is hidden from sight and often dark, it can be a breeding ground for pests. Fortunately, you can prevent these problems by contracting a crawl space cleaning professional in Newcastle—which we just so happen to be.
We offer the following services in Newcastle and the surrounding areas:
- Crawl Space Insulation
- Duct Insulation and Sealing
- Pest Removal
- Crawl Space Encapsulation
- Mold Removal and Remediation
Crawl Space Cleaning and Repair
You might have noticed the presence of debris and stagnant water in the areas beneath your living spaces. These are usually a result of moisture or flooding in the crawlspaces. One of our certified Newcastle crawlspace cleaning professionals can efficiently remove any unwanted debris and soiled insulation.
We can also disinfect the space and restore it to a clean and safe environment. Any necessary repairs can be done afterward.
Rodent Prevention and Ventilation
After cleaning and sanitizing your crawlspace, it’s important to keep it clean. The first step to achieving this can be to block any possible entry points for rodents. Our team will inspect your crawlspace for small cracks and crevices through which mice and roaches can enter.
We will also ensure that your crawl space has sufficient ventilation. This can be achieved through the installation of laminated water vapor barriers, which allow your crawlspace to breathe while still blocking pests.
Crawl Space Insulation
Once the ventilation and vapor barriers have been installed, the next step is to install insulation. Fiberglass batts are one of the most common crawlspace insulation materials. They are typically installed between floor joists.
Fiberglass batts can be paired with spray foam insulation to increase their effectiveness further. Spray foam insulation creates a super tight seal against air movement and heat transfer. Just a thin layer of spray foam is enough to fill in the cracks and crevices of your crawl space.
This, when paired with fiberglass, is effective in keeping warm air in and cold air out. The reverse applies in the summer. Spray foam is also impermeable to moisture and so effective in protecting your crawlspace from mold growth and water damage.
Proper crawlspace insulation can help save a lot of money on utility bills, especially during summer and winter, since HVAC systems don’t have to work extra hard to prevent cold or warm air from escaping from underneath the floor.
If you need a crawl space cleaning service in Newcastle, we can help. We have the expertise and experience to transform your crawlspace into a clean, healthy, dry, and energy efficient space.
Call us today for affordable and professional service. We’ll schedule a comprehensive inspection and professional audit of your crawl space and recommend the appropriate course of action.
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