Tacoma Attic Clean-outs & Crawlspace Cleaning
Tacoma homeowners and business owners often ignore their attics and crawlspaces because those areas are out of sight. However, they shouldn’t be ignored. Serious issues can arise. Like what? We’re talking about pests that move in (think rats, termites, or wasps) or mold that is allowed to get a foothold. Leaks also may occur leading to wood rot and more mold.
Guardian Home is Western Washington’s premier roof replacement and repair contractor. Our years serving homeowners and business owners have shown us that roof and foundation problems frequently arise from attics and crawlspaces that are ignored and not maintained.
To help our customers better manage these parts of their homes and buildings, we’ve developed some targeted services.
Tacoma Attic & Crawlspace Services
Schedule annual or bi-annual attic cleanouts! Our certified Guardian Home technician will inspect your Tacoma attic for pests, mold, roof damage, wood rot, and harmful pollutants. If any of these things are found, the technician will create a treatment plan for you to consider.
Crawlspace Cleaning Tacoma
The crawlspace is the area under a house or building, between the floor and the dirt. It’s usually just enough space for a person to access on their stomach. Pests and animals gravitate to crawlspaces for shelter, and some take the opportunity to move into your home. In a Guardian Home Crawlspace Cleanout, our technician will clean out debris and pest evidence. He or she will also replace the vapor barrier and missing insulation.
Do the temperatures in your Tacoma home fluctuate? If you can’t seem to keep your indoor temperatures regulated, you might have an insulation problem. You may be missing insulation, or it might not be thick enough. Let us help. We’ll assess the status of your insulation, remove old insulation, and replace it with quality new insulation.
Vapor Barrier Installation Tacoma
A vapor barrier is a thick plastic sheet installed in the crawlspace under a house or building. These sheets come in a range of thicknesses. Most companies install a 6 mm barrier. The barrier goes directly onto the ground. The vapor barrier properly installed reduces moisture, mold, and pests from getting into a structure.
Call Guardian Home to have a technician install a vapor barrier in your Tacoma building crawlspace. We first remove debris from the crawlspace and then prepare the ground so it’s as flat as possible. Once the ground is ready, we measure and cut the vapor barrier to fit the space. Our goal is to achieve as close as possible to 100% ground cover so that no dirt is left exposed. Finally, we install the barrier with industrial-grade staples and special buttons.
Vapor barrier installation should be done by professionals. Once installed, it should last for years.
Pest Control Services
How do you know if you’ve got pests in your Tacoma home? Call Guardian Home. Our technician will look for signs of pests, which can include droppings, piles of frass, holes in wood, webs, chewed wires, and the sounds of scuffling inside walls. Termites eat away wood, rats chew wires, and burrow into the insulation. Besides causing damage, some pests (like cockroaches) and rodents carry diseases.
A Guardian Home technician has the knowledge and equipment to treat all kinds of attic problems. Using humane traps and effective pesticides, a technician can rid an attic of unwanted residents. Entry points sealed off will keep new critters from coming in.
Call Guardian Home at 877-926-9966 if you haven’t checked your attic or crawlspace in a while. Schedule a cleanout today.