Crawl Space Inspection
Almost every crawlspace and attic requires a quick onsite inspection. Outdoor air can leak into your crawl space that’s a different temperature than your home temperature, causing your furnace or air conditioner to work harder than necessary. This is wasted money and energy, and at AirGanic, our crawl space inspection services can locate areas of air leakage in a low-cost inspection that easily pays for itself very quickly.
Why you need a crawl space inspection
Underneath many Seattle area homes is a small, unfurnished area called the crawl space. Under your main living space is (hopefully) some insulation, and often some air ducts. Broken and damaged ducts will lead to air leaks, causing your crawl space to get air that should be flowing through your home, creating humidity and an unbalanced temperature.
AirGanic can provide complete residential air duct cleaning, including negative pressure and brushing for each of the warm air vents and the cold air return. We also provide air duct sealing and repair.
We also check for loose or missing insulation, which might be allowing cold air to enter the rest of your home, causing your furnace to work harder and feel like temperatures are inconsistent in your home. In the summer, hot and humid air can leak in, which can cause your air conditioner to work hard as well. And, with our rainy weather, it’s possible that moisture can enter any leaks, creating a fertile area for mold and mildew.
You’ll get a thorough crawl space inspection, with advice on optimizing for proper air flow, insulation, and mold and mildew elimination.
Crawl Space cleaning
We strongly advise to keep your crawl space clean. It will save you money and headaches, and even health in the long run.
Includes: Full crawl space cleaning, including removal of old or loose insulation and rodents. Includes deodorizer and sanitation.
*3 year warranty, with free follow-up inspections 1, 3 and 6 months after a project is completed.
CRAWL SPACE INSPECTION PROCESS
Crawl space inspections happen in three distinct phases. In most cases, the first is the entry phase. The second is superficial observations. The final is detailed observations.
The entry process is where we analyze the crawl space entryway to be sure we can get inside with ease. Once inside, we will look for loose nails, hanging electrical wires, and standing water that might render a space unusable. Anything dangerous to us or the space will be identified, and we’ll give you options or recommendations for addressing it.
If all that goes okay, then we will start looking for moisture, wiring malfunctions, mold clusters, foundation cracks, ventilation issues, and framing problems. We’ll also look for previously installed vapor barriers and the presence of unhealthy materials, such as asbestos. We’ll also look for signs of pests, such as termites or rodents, or any water damage that might have happened previously and could happen again.
Why Get a Crawl Space Inspection?
For starters, if you intend to sell your home, you can find out issues that might need to be addressed before putting your home on market. If a prospective buyer’s inspector finds issues, you’ll have to sell your home for less or pay for repairs when you’re really tight on cash during a home buying/selling process.
Secondly, you might just want the peace of mind. Common problems down there can include mold, pests, and a lack of energy-efficiency. Pests can mean an unsightly, uncomfortable, and even unsafe home. A lack of energy-efficiency can mean wasting money on higher power bills than necessary while wearing down your HVAC faster. And of course, mold can be toxic and potentially deadly.
When you get your crawl space inspected with AirGanic, we’ll let you know if there are any issues down there. Once you know that, you can address them, whether that’s to call in an exterminator or to address mold or mildew. We do provide a full crawl space cleaning and sanitation if you have mold or rodents/pests, and we can also reinforce your insulation and sela up your air ducts for maximum energy efficiency.
If it’s been a while since your last crawl space inspection, you should consider one every three years. Find issues and nip them in the bud so you can sleep soundly at night and save money in the long run.