Cleaning Your Crawl Space: When to Call a Professional


We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Too many people neglect their crawl space. That’s why they tend to get dirty, dusty and even vermin-infested. Seeing how messy your crawl space is might inspire you to give it a deep clean. Let’s go over when to call a professional:

When you have an animal infestation

Whether your crawl space has been contaminated by mice or racoons, it’s best to leave cleanup to the professionals. First, we know how to properly handle everything from droppings to decay. Second, we know what to look for — vapor barriers that have been chewed through, wires that have been compromised, etc.

When you have rotting wood

If your house has a wooden foundation, it’s important that you report rotting wood to an expert. That’s because rot can compromise your home’s structural integrity. This makes for dangerous conditions — in your crawl space and throughout your home.

When you have a mold problem

Certain types of mold can cause serious health issues, from coughing and sneezing to bleeding in the lungs and nose. Notice mold within your crawl space? Stay away, and be sure to call in a professional who will make sure your vapor barrier is functioning properly.

Simply put, crawl space cleaning just isn’t a DIY project. If you’re experiencing any of the problems listed above, call EnviroGreen Boston at (844) 775-7700. We’ll inspect your crawl space for free, and provide the following:

  • An explanation of your crawl space problems
  • An outline of what can be done to correct issues permanently
  • A written estimate

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