University Place Attic Clean-outs & Crawlspace Cleaning
It’s not unusual for University Place homeowners to forget about their attics until it’s time to get down Christmas decorations or camping gear. And it’s not unusual for homeowners to all but forget about the fact that they have a crawlspace. But these spaces under the roof and under the floor are nevertheless important areas to keep tabs on and inspect once or twice a year.
Why? Because they are inviting places for mold, critters, and pests. And if they’re not checked for leaks, unwanted moisture can cause mold to grow and take hold. Mold is a health hazard and can be tough to get rid of once it gets established.
Guardian Home is University Place’s premier home services provider. Among other services, we repair roofs and foundations. In our years doing these kinds of repairs, we’ve seen damage in attics and crawlspaces that could have been avoided had the homeowners inspected these areas regularly.
Be that smart, proactive University Place homeowner and take advantage of Guardian Home services to protect and maintain your attic and crawlspace.
University Place Attic and Crawlspace Services
How often should homeowners clean out their attics? We recommend once or twice per year. This doesn’t mean emptying the space of the stuff you’re storing there. It means cleaning it of pollutants, pests, and biohazards like mold. It also means looking for rotting wood or termite-eaten beams and replacing necessary sections. Our Guardian Home crews take care of this kind of chore for you.
Crawlspace Cleaning in University Place
Very few people enjoy flopping on their stomachs and scooching into a dark, damp crawlspace under a house. This is why many crawlspaces go unchecked for years. Nevertheless, an annual inspection should be done to look for unwelcome residents, mold growth, pest colonies, and the like. Schedule a Guardian Home team to conduct a crawlspace inspection and cleanout. They will also make important repairs.
Insulation Removal and Replacement
Do the temperatures in your University Place home go up and down willy-nilly? Fluctuating temperatures can be a sign of insulation problems—either not enough insulation, or batting that’s missing altogether, or batting that has deteriorated and isn’t doing its job anymore. Guardian Home technicians will assess the state of your insulation and make replacements where needed.
Vapor Barrier Installation University Place
A vapor barrier is a thick sheet of plastic that covers the ground of the crawlspace under a floor. Its purpose is to keep moisture in the ground from entering the crawlspace and creating an environment friendly to mold and pests.
Guardian Home crews install vapor barriers in University Place homes. They first clear out debris and junk from under the house, then prepare the ground for the plastic. Preparation includes evening out the ground as much as possible to provide a level surface for the plastic. The vapor barrier is typically fastened to the ground with staples and buttons and every attempt is made to cover as much of the ground under the house as possible.
Pest Control Services
It’s a good practice to check your home for pests annually. We recommend hiring professionals to do this inspection. Call Guardian Home Services to schedule a pest control visit.
Guardian Home pest control teams conduct thorough inspections of attics and crawlspaces, looking for signs of present and past pests such as cockroaches, rats, spiders, wasps, termites, wood beetles, and rats. Telltale signs can include droppings, frass, webs, nests, mud cocoons, chewed wood, and frayed wires.
Call Guardian Home for pest inspections in your attic and crawlspace. Our experienced crews identify pest problems and quickly put measures into place for eradicating pests and blocking the access of future pests.
Call Guardian Home services at 877-926-9966 to have your University Place attic and crawlspaces inspected, cleaned out, and fitted with the appropriate materials to protect the areas