Although the crawl space is one of the most important components of your home, chances are you’re not too familiar with where it is and what it’s for. Crawl spaces are located underneath the first floor of your house, and it services as an access point to your home’s wiring and plumbing.
The crawl space has a big impact on the air quality and temperature in your home. That’s why keeping it well-maintained is crucial. Here are three benefits of cleaning your crawl space:
1. It’s good for the environment. If you’re like most people, you haven’t even considered how your crawl space could be impacting the environment. Your crawl space is designed to keep heat trapped so that it remains in your home throughout the cold winter months.
However, badly maintained crawl spaces can sometimes become infested with rodents, which can lead to chewed up and ripped insulation. This allows heat to escape, which means you end up using more energy than necessary to keep your home comfortable. Keeping your crawl space clean and protected means you’re saving energy!
2. It can save you money. Cleaning up your crawl space (and repairing torn insulation) can also save you money. You’ll end up spending less on your utility bills because heating and cooling your home will take less energy.
3. It can improve your home’s air quality. Crawl spaces are susceptible to more than just rodents. Mold is also a common problem. When mold is growing inside of your crawl space, its spores are also entering your home’s air, decreasing its quality. For those with allergies and asthma, this could lead to illness. Cleaning out the mold in your crawl space can improve your home’s air quality and alleviate symptoms.
If you suspect that your crawl space might need to be cleaned out, give EnviroGreen Boston a call at (844) 775-7700. Our experienced technicians can provide you with a free estimate! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Google+ for more tips from EnviroGreen Boston.